Access Sport Birmingham

  • Football/Sport Education Programme
the Access Sport Birmingham Sport/Football Education programme offers males and females aged 16-18 a fantastic platform to develop and achieve their potential to progress onto future careers across the many exciting roles in the sport, football and leisure industries. All while developing as a player to their highest ability on the pitch.

Our full time further education football and sports programme is delivered by expert tutors in their field and is wrapped around a football/sport development experience through highly qualified UEFA and FA coaches. This offers the opportunity for players of all abilities to showcase their skills, and develop to their highest abilities across different stages of the football pyramid.


All while focusing on a sport industry pathways programme which is attached to a core level 3 Extended Diploma qualification that provides a fantastic insight into the many available careers  and opportunities within sport, along with progression onto University, U.S Scholarships, Apprenticeships and future careers in the many exciting roles across the sport, fitness and leisure industry.

Highly Qualified

Tutors & UEFA Qualified Coaches

Learn & Train Everyday

Study towards your future on and off the pitch

Weekly Fixtures

Competitive league and cup fixtures

Career Pathways

Uni, U.S Scholarships & Apprenticeships

Performance Technology

VEO Camera, Playertek GPS and more..

No Exams

100% Assessment & Practical

Professional Development

Develop employability and social skills

Industry Opportunities

Voluntary & paid work experiences

Tours & Experiences

Sport Industry & Football Tours

The Education & Professional Development



Based at the fantastic education facilities at Access Creative College in Central Birmingham, students study towards a two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Development and Coaching qualification that is attached to one of our industry career focused pathways in either  coaching & teaching or sports science . Both the qualification and course pathways are 100% practical and cover a wide variety of topics across a wide range of sporting careers.


The course allows students to focus on developing industry relevant skills, knowledge and experiences to support their progression onto university, U.S Scholarships, Apprenticeships or our Level 4 HNC qualification in partnership with Loughborough College


Access Sport Birmingham Students on the Level 4 HNC


Students also have weekly professional development hours built into their timetable (Go Live) enabling them to develop employability and important skills, contacts and experiences that can be transferable to any future career.


For those that don’t meet the level 3 entry criteria, we also offer a one year Level 2 Diploma in Physical Preparation & Employability  which upon passing provides students the opportunity to progress onto our Level 3 Extended Diploma or future careers within areas such as the public sector.



On the pitch The Access Sport Birmingham Football Education Programme is designed for both elite players looking to develop as far as they can up the football pyramid, and those that wish to continue to play recreationally and use their passion in further education to secure a future in sport off the pitch.



Students train everyday with our highly qualified UEFA coaches and FA educators at the nearby Avery Fields 4G Facility, developing as players physically and technically utilising the latest in performance technology (VEO Cameras, Playertek GPS Vests and Sports Coaching Session Planner). This professional technology is also available for students aspiring to be sports scientists, analysts and coaches to get hands on a develop a portfolio of experience that support their future career aspirations.



Representing the college across a range of highly competitive league and cup competitions including, The coaching team have links to a range of semi-professional and professional clubs for those they feel that catch the eye and have the right attributes to be recommended for training or trial opportunities.


And with a strong interest from female applicants, we are looking to launch a dedicated female programme from September 2024.


International tours also take place annually, with a range of career focused and player development trips on offer for students to experience.


To find out more and meet the team register your interest and attend our next open event

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