About Football Academy - Codsall Community High School
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About Football Academy



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In 2009, Codsall Community High School opened the first school based Football Academy in the UK.

Football Academy students follow the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 3 A-Levels). The two-year course for 16-19 year olds, boys and girls, is followed in 6th Form and provides students with the opportunity to study for a nationally recognised qualification on weekday mornings and to train with the Football Academy squad every day. On a daily basis, a student spends 2 or 3 hours in the classroom and 2 hours training.

We have had many outstanding performances on the field winning high level competitions on numerous occasions both in the British College’s League and in the USA. Every year we provide a good amount of players for the County Schools FA & Staffordshire FA teams as well as the England Schoolboys u18 team.

Our Football Academy has gone from strength to strength in terms of students on roll, totalling over ninety in 2020. We have five teams on a Wednesday afternoon and they compete in a variety of competitions including;

    . British Colleges Football League
    . Shropshire Schools Football League
    . Staffordshire School’s FA Cup
    . English School’s FA National Cup
    . Needham Memorial Day Tournament (Boston, USA)

Additional qualifications that students complete include:

    . Sports Coaching (UEFA L1 and L2)
    . FA First Aid
    . FA Safeguarding
    . FA Talent Identification
    . FA Futsal
    . Personal Training L1 & L2

Individually, the students will be monitored and mentored closely, with a large emphasis being placed on their academic achievement, and receiving sound careers advice. Since 2009, 95% of students have graduated with 3 A* grades making it one of the leading academic courses in the UK. During the course we invite many universities in as guest speakers in order to promote their courses to our students.

Completion of the 2 year Diploma results in further career and learning opportunities such as;

    * A 4 year football scholarship at university in the USA
    * Enrolment onto a sports related degree course at a UK university
    * Full time employment in the sport or leisure industry

If you would like to apply, please click on the ‘Logo’ at the top of this page.