AFC Fylde Community Foundation are delighted to launch a two-year Football and Education BTEC Level Three programme in Sports Coaching from September 2024.

The exciting course, delivered by AFC Fylde Community Foundation staff, is the perfect place to study if you are passionate about sport and considering college.

So, if you are in Year 11 and leaving school later this year, kickstart your college journey with our Football and Education BTEC Level Three programme.

Set in the unique environment of professional Football Club, AFC Fylde, you will study at the state-of-the-art Fylde Sports and Education Centre.

On the course, students can learn about the industry, whilst taking part in work placement opportunities and representing AFC Fylde Community Foundation in organised football fixtures against other clubs in the North West. 

Studying with AFC Fylde Community Foundation has the following benefits:

Accredited qualifications

Free AFC Fylde Community Foundation kit

Represent AFC Fylde Community Foundation in an 11 a-side league

Work placements

Bursaries available (if applicable)

FA licensed coaches

Career prospects:

Sports Coach

Sports Management

Sports Development Officer

PE Teacher


Course requirements:

Grade Four or above in GCSE or Grade Four or above in GCSE English and Maths. 

Chris McNally, Employability and Skills Manager at AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming students onto our Football and Education programme when it launches from the start of the next academic year.

“The programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people who are leaving school this year, the chance to take their first steps into coaching through our newly-founded two-year course.

“Students will benefit from real life work experience and have support available to them during their studies with AFC Fylde Community Foundation.

“By studying with us, we can help you with your future career prospects, all in the setting of a professional Football Club.” 

If you are interested in applying for our Football and Education programme, please contact