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;