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  • Football Education Programme
Based at Hyde United F.C, our Football Education programme mirrors that of a professional academy and is the ultimate opportunity for any young person seeking an elite football academy experience, while wanting to develop academically within a realistic sports environment. 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.

The Hyde United F.C Football Education Programme provides students aged 16-18 the opportunity to study towards a Level 2 or Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification which is attached to a career focused sport industry pathway programme of experiences in either coaching and teaching or sports science. Developing as players to their highest ability through our highly qualified coaching team, students will be driven to achieve academically, progressing onto university, U.S Scholarships, Apprenticeships or straight into direct employment.

Highly Qualified

Experienced Tutors & UEFA Qualified Coaches

Learn & Train Everyday

Achieve your future goals on and off the pitch

Weekly Fixtures

Competitive league and cups

Progression Routes

Uni, U.S Scholarships or Apprenticeships

Represent Hyde Utd FC

FA Youth Cup and 1st Team Opportunities

Performance Technology

VEO Camera, Playertek GPS and more...

Live Football Business

Learn and study within a real life football business

No Exams

100% Assessment and 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 our Level 4 HNC qualification.


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.


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 transferable employability and important life skills, contacts and industry experiences that supports them within their future career journeys.




On the pitch The Hyde United Football Academy 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 fantastic Hyde United 3G pitch, 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.



Renowned for its career focused education programme off the pitch, there is a winners mentality developing players on it with numerous academy alumni progressing onto receive first team honours and professional contracts at EFL clubs.


To find out more about our further football education programme and to attend our next Open Event please register your interest below and you will receive further information

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