Coaches Academy is your chance to work alongside experienced Sunderland AFC-approved coaches to gain the qualifications, skills and experience you need to pursue a career in sport.
Based at the Stadium of Light and Beacon of Light, the Coaches Academy is a post-16 programme. Each week, Coaches Academy students can expect to have a varied timetable, with days split between education and placements alongside coach mentors who will support you to become job ready!
Coaches will get the chance to experience a range of placements, such as: Community Coaching, School PE, Performance Analysis, Physical Performance/Strength & Conditioning and Sports Development. Their progress will be supported by regular reviews with mentors and programme leaders.
Trainees will study a full-time BTEC Level 3 in Sport Coaching and Development under the expert guidance of the Foundation’s Education Officers. This qualification is the ‘backbone’ of the programme and will give students a broad knowledge of the key areas of coaching and the sports industry.
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 also available to you. Coaches Academy also has a track record of and is suitable for those wanting to progress into higher education.
- At least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English (Grade 4).
Every applicant will be assessed on an individual basis and decisions will be made to ensure the programme is suitable before any invitations are offered.
QUALIFICATIONS COULD INCLUDE:
- FA Football Coaching Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications
- FA Level 1 Introduction to Talent Identification
- FA Playmaker Award
- FA Mini Soccer Referees course
- SLUK Level 2 in Community Sports Leadership
- Level 2 Multi-Skills Development in Sport
- National Citizenship Award
- BTEC Level 3 in Sports Coaching and Development
If you’re interested in a career in sport and want to take your first steps into the life of a sports professional, receiving on the job training and support, then Coaches Academy is the perfect course for you!
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The Coaches Academy gave me everything I needed to kick-off my career. I never imagined that within four years of leaving school I’d be coaching at the Academy of Light but the Coaches Academy made that possible.