Get winning at West Ham

Are you aiming to make your mark in the world’s greatest game?

Are you 16-18 years old and based in London or Essex?

If the answers are ‘yes’, look no further than SCL’s variety of football academy study programmes - delivered in partnership with the West Ham United Foundation!

About the programmes

These unique 2-year, full-time courses will give you the opportunity to develop your academic abilities through studying a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications managed by SCL, including:

  • Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
  • Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport

The football training - delivered by the West Ham United Foundation – will then help you to maximise your playing potential. Under the guidance of highly experienced and qualified academy coaches, you will focus on the development of your technical, tactical and physical attributes. You’ll also be involved in plenty of competitive games programmes to maintain your involvement at the highest level possible.

The benefits

  • Achieve nationally-recognised qualifications whilst developing your playing skills
  • Daily training from highly qualified FA coaches
  • Regular appraisals to monitor development both on and off the pitch
  • FREE for 16-18 year olds – as well as cheaper costs for purchasing training kits
  • Play football in the Conference Youth Alliance League/BCS College League (subject to programme)
  • Go on to play professional and semi-professional football, as well as access universities, apprenticeships, coaching, sports and leisure jobs

Why SCL?

  • SCL is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport
  • Our programmes are always forward-thinking and industry-relevant
  • We give you the knowledge, qualifications, skills and experience you need to succeed
  • Programmes delivered inreal sports environments– and only with the best partners
  • Proven track record for developing careers through our vast network of employers and associations, including Premier League football clubs


To find out more about the great programmes we offer and how you can apply, visit

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