Football Excellence

Do you love to play Football? Are you interested in becoming a Football Coach? At Marple Sixth Form College we offer a top class education both on and off the pitch. Aimed at combining your academic study with professional football coaching, the programme is ideal for any student with an ambition to work in the Football and Sports industry.

In addition to this you will compete in College teams weekly, with the chance to represent the College in Regional and National competitions.

Career Paths

  • Football Coach
  • Sports Coach
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Sports Development
  • PE Teacher
  • Sports Science

More than just a course

The Football Excellence course will develop your teaching and coaching skills, and increase your confidence and leadership qualities. Through practical delivery you will take part in a wide range of Football coaching sessions that will improve your technical ability and allow you to develop your performance level. In addition to this you will gain knowledge of how to plan, prepare and deliver effective coaching sessions.

The course will analyse the tactical demands of Football and analyse a variety of coaching methods. Over the two year course you will gain a number of qualifications, and gain many employability skills. In year one you will undertake the FA Level 1 certificate, and gain initial live experience of coaching Football. In year two you will develop this further when studying for the FA Level 2 Award in Leadership through Football. Throughout the course you will improve your own performance level and improve your fitness.

Unique Features

  • FA Level 1 Certificate
  • Emergency Aid Certificate
  • Safeguarding Certificate
  • Live coaching experience
  • FA Level 2 Award in Leadership through Football
  • Delivery by a UEFA A Licence coach
  • Improve your own performance
  • Represent College in National competitions
  • Learning by ‘doing’
  • Opportunity for scholarships

Entry Requirements

The Football Excellence Course can be combined with all academic courses including BTEC Sport or A-Levels. The main entry requirements are:

  • A passion for Football
  • The motivation to develop coaching skills
  • The ambition to improve your ability

The course has been challenging but a lot of fun. It has helped me to improve both as a player and as a coach. I particularly enjoyed the live coaching experiences and playing against other Colleges in competitions.”
Michael Crosby

“During the course my confidence has grown due to the teacher’s support and guidance. I especially enjoyed playing on the girl’s football team and feel this has allowed me to develop my teamwork and leadership skills”
Jade Bentley