Access Sport Newcastle

  • Football Education Programme
Our full-time football education programme in Newcastle focuses on student progression and football development through a combination of teaching and coaching expertise, state of the art technology at first class facilities. All with the primary goal of preparing students for the next steps onto a future careers within the sport, fitness and leisure industry.

Access Sport Newcastle is based at multi-million pound Leisure United Bullocksteads Sports Hub which comprises of two floodlit 3G pitches, seven grass pitches alongside a new two-storey pavilion, education facilities, 150 station gym, functional training area and studio. A perfect environment for male and females aged 16-18 to excel as academics and athletes on our further education programme, preparing them holistically for progression onto university, U.S scholarships, apprenticeships  and future employment within the sport industry.

Access Sport Newcastle - Player Development

Highly Qualified

Experienced Tutors & UEFA Qualified Coaches

Learn & Train Everyday

Study towards your future goals on and off the pitch

Weekly Fixtures

Competitive league and cup fixtures

Career Pathways

Progress onto Uni, U.S Scholarships or Apprenticeships

Performance Technology

VEO Camera, Playertek GPS & Coaching Session Planner

Fitness Development

Onsite Gym

No Exams

100% Assessment and Practical Courses

Professional Development Sessions

Develop employability and social skills

Industry Opportunities

Voluntary and paid work opportunities to enrichen your CV

Tours & Experiences

Sport Industry & Football Tours

State Of The Art Facility

Learn and train within a industry relevant sports hub

The Education & Professional Development

With fantastic education facilities onsite at Leisure United Bullocksteads, students study towards a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Development and Coaching or a Level 2 Diploma in Physical Preparation & Employability , while focusing on a career pathway in coaching & teaching, sports science or public service. These highly practical qualifications (no exams) and course pathways focus on developing the skills, knowledge and industry relevant experiences to prepare students for their chosen progression route and future career aspirations.


Access Sport Newcastle - Career Focused Sport Education


Students can also gain valuable experience opportunities across a range of coaching, sports science, analysis, and media roles that will enrichen their CV’s developing confidence and invaluable communication, leadership and team skills.


Weekly professional development hours are  built into students timetables (Go Live Programme), which enables them to develop employability and important skills, contacts and experiences that can be transferable to any future career.


Access Sport Newcastle - Practical Sport Education


Enhanced practical learning and fitness development is also offered with educational lessons delivered from the fantastic on-site gym facilities. This provides students with the opportunity to build their very own pro-fitness plans, along with strength and conditioning and post match recovery sessions with our specialist coaches and fitness qualified tutors.


For those who may not achieve their grade 4 in Maths and English GCSE the first time around, weekly sessions are timetabled to support development and preparation towards resitting exams alongside the students sport diploma studies.



The Football & Player Development

The Access Sport Newcastle Football Education Programme is designed for both those looking to take their game as far as they can or those who want to continue to play recreationally while focusing on a future career in the sport, fitness and leisure industry.


Students train four times per week on the fantastic 4G pitches along with playing a minimum of one competitive fixture per week across a range of league and cup competitions.


Access Sport Newcastle Player Development


As well as the training sessions, students benefit from a specific strength and conditioning programme and analysis sessions utilising the latest in performance analysis technology including VEO Cameras, Playertek GPS Vests and Sports Coaching Session Planner software. This provides students with not only a high level player development experience but the opportunity for those seeking careers in coaching, sports science and analysis to get hands on with technology used in the professional game.


Access Sport Newcastle Football Further Education Programme


For those with elite football pedigree, we also work closely with a range of semi-professional and professional football development clubs to provide opportunities to showcase their talent.


International Football and funded career focused tours are also options for students during their time with the college.



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

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