Coaches Academy

Sports coaching opportunities for 16-19 year olds

Our Coaches Academy is about more than just football; learners will gain a host of valuable qualifications and skills to pursue a career in the sports coaching industry.

Successful applicants will work with fully-qualified coaches and will deliver coaching sessions alongside their mentors within the local community.

Trainees will be guaranteed an interview with Foundation of Light on successful completion of the two-year programme with other job opportunities and career pathways in sports coaching available.

If they choose, learners could progress onto a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at East Durham College which may lead to studying a full BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Coaching at the University of Sunderland.


Qualifications include:

  • FA Football Coaching Level 1 and Level 2 Awards
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Development, Coaching and Fitness (equivalent to two A Levels)
  • Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and Sport


Entry requirements: At least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English.


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Wednesday 22nd February

Stadium of Light (1pm-3pm & 5pm-7pm)


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