Football Education Programme
Applicants must be enthusiastic about sport and fitness, with a particular interest in developing and mastering techniques and skills in football to enhance performance. You will need to be prepared to fully engage in all physical practical sessions, including fixtures where you will represent Ludlow College. Successful entry is based on a selection process as places are limited.
Brand new this year, this course gives the exciting opportunity to study football in partnership with Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Students will also gain a Level 1 Award in Coaching Football. Students work with Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust and receive professional football coaching. It is primarily an education programme focused on young players that have played at a competitive standard in the past.
The Football Education Programme aims to be flexible; some students will take part in both parts, where others may only take part in one. The two parts of the programme are as follows:
Part one is the Football Leadership Programme and it can be one of your subject choices when you enrol at Ludlow College. This programme can be built around all of the courses including A Levels, BTEC and GCSE courses. It comprises the following elements which will be completed throughout the academic year:
- FA Level 1 Certificate in Football Coaching
- FA Emergency Aid & Safeguarding Award
- F A Referee Award
- Bespoke work experience/mentoring programme for each individual
Part two is the Football Performance Element. Students will be expected to attend two training sessions per week and represent Ludlow College in the fixtures programme every Wednesday afternoon. This programme involves a minimum of 6 hours per week of practical sessions which will include football, strength and conditioning coaching from professional FA-qualified coaches from Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
Both elements have maximum numbers and therefore a selection process will take place during enrolment in August/September.
Where will my course lead?
Depending on students’ ability and progression, some may also have the opportunity to train and play with the Shrewsbury Town FC Scholarship programme.