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Ages 16-18

The programme was originally set up in 2002, to specifically attract school leavers between the ages of 16-18 from the London boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth. The reasons for setting up our programme were that many of our potential participants were entering into a very vulnerable period in their lives; this is owing to a high percentage of our boys narrowly missing out on professional scholarships, having also neglected their academic progress in pursuit of their football dream.


Our programme uses football as the hook to ensure that boys between the ages of 16–18 undertake academic and vocational courses as well as consider the possibility of attending university, once they have completed their Sixth Form study. We have encountered considerable success, being able to facilitate career growth in professional & semi professional football, along with a large amount of our young people going on to higher education, University and beyond.

Kalan Rock

Achieved MMM in his BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and is now embarking on his 2nd year at Kent University studying a BSc (Hons) Degree in Finance and Investment.

“Empowering Futures: Elevate Your Learning Journey with Us!

Welcome to our dedicated platform for 16 to 19 year olds, where education and inspiration combine to shape promising futures. We are committed to providing a vibrant and inclusive learning environment that nurtures the unique potential of each student.

Our Innovative Approach: Embark on a transformative educational adventure that goes beyond traditional classrooms. Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to blend academic excellence with real-world relevance. Through interactive discussions, hands-on projects, and collaborative experiences, we ignite curiosity, critical thinking, and a passion for lifelong learning.

Guided by Passionate Educators: Our team of experienced educators are more than just teachers; they’re mentors and guides who are deeply invested in your success. With their unwavering support, you’ll be encouraged to explore your interests, unlock your talents, and overcome challenges, all while building the skills essential for future success.

Our continued partnership with Central YMCA offers the option to take a BTEC Level 2 or 3 course.

The BTEC Level 2 course is a one-year course is designed to equip you with a good knowledge of various subjects relating to Sport. It combines classroom-based theoretical study with practical sporting performance. The course content can be related to any sport allowing you to apply your learning to your own personal sporting interests.

  • Sport: Units such as fitness testing and training, practical sport, psychology for sports performance.
  • Literacy/Numeracy enhancement: You will take part in a personalised literacy and numeracy development programme.
  • Employability programme: A range of activities that will enhance your chances of employment after the course.

The BTEC Level 3 course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to work with athletes and exercise professionals. The course is ideal if you are planning to progress onto higher education to complete higher sport related qualifications. Potential students must demonstrate self-motivation, enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to improve their academic and practical skills in sport.

What you will study :

  • Anatomy for sport and exercise
  • Sport and exercise physiology
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports injuries


Tailored for You: Recognising that every student’s journey is unique, we offer a range of programs that cater to diverse interests and goals. Whether you’re pursuing higher education, aiming for a rewarding career, or seeking a blend of both, our flexible pathways ensure you receive a personalised education that aligns with your aspirations.

Beyond the Classroom: Education isn’t confined to textbooks and lectures – it’s a holistic experience. That’s why we emphasise holistic development through extracurricular activities, community engagement, and opportunities for personal growth. From leadership workshops to work experience, you’ll gain practical insights and life skills that extend far beyond the confines of academia.

Invest in Your Tomorrow: Your education today is an investment in the person you’re becoming. Let us guide you through this pivotal phase of your journey, as you cultivate your passions, develop essential skills, and prepare to conquer the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Embark on this exciting chapter with us and let’s build a brighter future, one lesson at a time.”

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