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SC Football Academy is an elite 2 year training programme for young people looking to build a career in the football industry.


Apply now for 2024/26 enrolment.

What to expect

SC Football Academy is an integral part of the Sporting Chances Group (SCG), dedicated to providing 16 to 18 year olds, of any gender, unparalleled opportunities in the world of football, paving the path towards promising careers in the sport.


The academy is committed to nurturing talent and fostering a conducive environment, where aspiring football enthusiasts can thrive. Our comprehensive programme offers a range of invaluable experiences including; exposure to agents and scouts, Level 1 & 2 coaching (with a focus on FA playmaker techniques), and multiple pathways within football, to kick-start your career in the football industry.


Course Overview

Being a Professional Footballer is the dream job for many but there are numerous other football courses to choose from. Careers within football span many areas and provide opportunities for all.

Course Pathways


Scouting Qualification


Develop the skills of Talent Identification across men and women’s football. This is a great opportunity for young people to become professional scouts.


Football Academy Referee


Complete a basic referee training course comprised of learning on the laws of the game online, followed by face-to-face training.


Coaching Qualifications


Become a Level 1 and 2 Certified Football Coach and learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive football coaching sessions independently.


Social Media Producer


Find out how football teams use social media to promote themselves and engage with fans. Develop strong communication skills, and build...

We have many more pathways!

To find out full details of the pathways and opportunities available, request a digital copy of the SC Football Academy handbook.


Senior Coach Gwynne Berry is an ex-footballer with over 30 years' experience as a professional football coach.

Our Coaches

We are a small team of dedicated and highly-qualified coaches and teachers including; 2 Senior Coaches, 1 Junior Coach and 1 qualified teacher (QTS).

Mode of Study

The SC Football Academy apprenticeship is a full time course that runs for 2 academic years. In addition, students are expected to undertake 12 weeks of work across SCG holiday camps, for apprentice pay.


The academy operates 5 days a week, providing a structured and intensive training regime.

Term Time

Aligned to college term dates.

Monday to Friday        /        9AM - 3PM


The academy is based in Caterham, at Joliffe Playing Ground, Fox Lane, CR3 5QS.


Not in your area?

If you are not based in the local area, and you are interested in attending the SC Football Academy, please still apply, as we endeavour to open up new locations across the UK.

Admissions & Entry Requirements

Applications for 2024/26 enrolment are now being accepted. Fill out an enquiry form to get your application started. You will receive an email from us containing the application form portal where you can complete and submit your application. You will be required to include a personal statement explaining why it is you want to attend the SC Football Academy. There are limited spaces available, so it is advised to submit your application as early as you can.


We select and enrol 15 students per location, ensuring personalised attention and development opportunities.


There are no requirements of experience or qualifications to apply to for this apprenticeship. You must be aged 16 to 18 years old and have a passion for sport and football.

What to know more?
For any further enquiries, please contact David Johnson:

07791 262122

Request Handbook


The cost of this course can be covered by the Local Authority or by self-funding.

 Daily Attendance Fee  - 

Other options may be available. Please get in contact with us for further information and advice on this.

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