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Academy Information











How much football can learners expect?

Learners will partake in a minimum of 10 – 12 hours coaching each week, with sessions being held across 3 days per week.

Merstham FC 16 - 18 Academy will enter a team into the National League Alliance with games taking place on Wednesday afternoons. The Academy will also enter the Tactic League for the 2020/21 season and discussions are underway to enter a team in the U18 Youth.

How will the Education work?

Learners will have a range of educational pathways and options. Merstham FC Academy will be offering a Traineeship in Sport Coaching, as well as a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence). We will also be offering a BTEC Level 3 Extended

Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)The Academy will also be exploring potential partnerships to accommodate A Level students.

The pathway of each learner is dependent upon a number of factors including previous general educational attainment, core functional skills (Maths & English) and GCSE grades. We also pay attention to learners’ school reports and the projected performance & attainment so we can manage each learners expectations and goals accordingly.

The Traineeship is a short, three-month programme whereas the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary and Extended Diplomas in Sport (Performance and Excellence) are two-year programmes. A popular combination for learners is to enrol onto the BTEC after completing the practical/vocational Traineeship programme.

Below is a typical timetable for each Academy Member;

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