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Football Scholarships – Last Chance To Join

24 August 2015

Accrington Stanley Community Trust start our Football Education Scholarships on Tuesday 1st September 2015. We have a couple of places remaining for school leavers who have just received their GCSE results.

Staying at School or going to college is not always the right choice for everyone, but you can still gain a first class education that will get you to university by choosing neither of those. If the idea of staying on at school or going to college is not for you, then why not consider studying your education here at Accrington Stanley and play football for the club?

The course is based at Accrington Stanley Football Club in the newly refurbished hospitality lounge, with all matches taking place at Hyndburn Leisure Centre's brand new 3G pitch. You will have 3 training sessions per week and wear Accrington Stanley match kit and training kit.


  • BTEC Level 2 or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport – Equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
  • Full time 2 year course based at Accrington Stanley Football Club.
  • 10 hours of education per week.
  • 4/8 hours of football per week including training and matches.


  • Available to males aged 16, 17 or 18 who have achieved their GCSE's.
  • BTEC LEVEL 3 - A minimum of 4 GCSE's or equivalent at C or above. Special dispensation may be available to people who don't quite achieve this. BTEC LEVEL 2 – A minimum of 2 D grades.


  • Exit routes into University or foundation degrees
  • Potentially undertake coaching and refereeing qualifications
  • Work experience opportunities in the Sport and Leisure industry
  • The opportunity of becoming a Futsal player and playing in the FA Futsal National League
  • Fixtures versus other football clubs such as Blackpool, Morecambe, Preston and Carlisle
  • Professional coaching by Accrington Stanley coaches
  • Become part of Accrington Stanley Football Club, represent the club and study at the Stadium
  • Free entry to watch the 1st team play in league matches at The Wham Stadium

Fill out an expression of interest form here:

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