Football Education Scholarship

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The Leeds United Foundation Football Education Scholarship offers both football training and academic qualifications specifically for Males & Females aged between 16-18 years old.

Students can combine full-time study with a football training schedule and the chance to represent The Leeds United Foundation within the college league including:

  • L3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports (Performance & Excellence)
  • Work Experience
  • 12 hours of Theoretical Studies and 9 hours practical Sessions
  • Opportunity to gain FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate
  • Entry Requirement 4 GCSE’s at C or above & must have a keen interest in football

Each player is encouraged to achieve their ambitions both in the classroom and on the pitch and with this in mind we have introduced the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports (Performance & Excellence). This course not only covers the study of sports nutrition, sports performance analysis and anatomy and physiology in sport, it also gives students the opportunity to organise events and relevant experience in sports teaching which is crucial for future employment.

There are many benefits and pathways leading on from success on the course. It offers students a fully recognised qualification for UCAS applications, and gives an insight into the football and sports industry which supports young people in making the right decisions. The Football Education Scholarship also gives students the opportunity to gain FA Coaching qualifications and Sports Leaders Awards which develop their skills and enhance their career potential.

Matches are played at Leeds United’s Training ground, Thorp Arch.

Contact: Gary Waddington on 0113 367 6598 or