Access Sport | Football Futures Manchester – Morecambe F.C.

  • Football Education Programme
Combine your football and education with Football Futures Manchester and a partnership with EFL League two club Morecambe FC. Our programme based in Manchester offers students a full-time education, daily training and competitive matches at a variety of levels, while preparing them for progression into the Pro Game, Higher Education, Scholarships and the many future career opportunities within the sport.

Based at the fantastic Armitage Sports Centre, The Football Futures Further 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 in either coaching, teaching or sports science. Developing as players to their highest ability through a highly qualified coaching team, students will be driven to achieve academically with the goal to progress onto University, U.S Scholarships, Apprenticeships or direct employment.

Highly Qualified

Tutors & UEFA Qualified Coaches

Learn & Train Everyday

Achieve your future goals

Weekly Fixtures

Competitive league and cups

Represent Morecambe FC

FA Youth Cup and Academy

Performance Technology

VEO Camera, Playertek, GPS and more...

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 sports facility and links to local schools and clubs provides students with great opportunities to gain invaluable industry experiences across a range of disciplines including coaching, analysis, physio, media  and more.



Professional development hours are also built into students timetables which enables them to gain both transferable employability/ life skills and industry relevant experiences that supports them within their future career journeys.



On the pitch The Football Futures Manchester Further 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.



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.


Our programme is delivered by coaches who focus on Player and Team, with technical training focusing on one to one and small group sessions and squad training sessions focusing on possession (in and out), pattern and phase of play.


Match Play will be specific to each individual, from midweek u19 fixtures to open age weekend fixtures. Represent Clubs such as Morecambe FC & Manchester Central FC. Students can also take their chance to represent Football Futures All-Stars and compete in showcase games against the best around.



Football Futures provides a unique shop window to the Pro Game for 16-19 year old players across Greater Manchester & beyond with the opportunity of trials with Pro & Semi-Pro Clubs for Elite Performers who meet the grade.


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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