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  • Football Education Programme
The Chester F.C Football Education programme mirrors that of an elite academy and is the ultimate opportunity for any young person seeking an high level football development experience, while wanting to develop academically. The goal, to succeed on and off the pitch and progress onto future careers across the many exciting roles within the football and sport industry.

Based at the fantastic King George Community Sports Hub, The Chester F.C Football Education Programme provides students aged 16-18 the opportunity to study towards a Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification which is attached to a career focused sport industry pathway programme in either coaching/teaching or sports science. Developing as players to their highest ability through our highly qualified coaching team, students will also be driven to achieve academically, progressing onto university, U.S Scholarships, Apprenticeships or straight into direct employment.

Highly Qualified

Tutors & UEFA Coaches

Learn & Train Everyday

Achieve your goals on and off the pitch

Weekly Fixtures

Competitive league and cups

Progression Routes

Uni, U.S Scholarships or Apprenticeships

Represent Chester FC

FA Youth Cup, and 1st Team Progression

Performance Technology

VEO Camera, Playertek GPS and more...

Live Football Business

Learn within a real life football business

No Exams

100% Assessment & Practical Course

Professional Development

Employability and social skills

Industry Opportunities

Work Experiences to enrichen CV

Tours & Experiences

International tours and career focused trips


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 direct employment.


Being based within a live football business provides students with great opportunities to gain invaluable work experiences across a range of disciplines including community coaching, physio, media, event management and more.


Professional development hours are also built into students timetables which enables them to gain work experience, transferable employability and important life skills, contacts and industry experiences that supports them within their future career journeys.




On the pitch The Chester F.C 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 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 club across a range of competitive national and college league and cup competitions including the prestigious FA Youth Cup, there is also the chance for those that catch the eye to be rewarded with opportunities to be involved or earn a first team contract.



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 about our further football education programme, book onto our next Open Event below

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