Access Sport | Pro Elite Academy

  • Football Education Programme
With programmes based within Leeds and Huddersfield, The Pro Elite Academy 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 Pro Elite Academy programmes powered by Access Sport offers both male and female students aged 16-18 the opportunity to study towards a well rounded Level 2 or Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification which is attached to a career focused sport industry pathway programme. All while developing as players to their highest ability, students will be driven to achieve academically, with progression onto university, U.S Scholarships, apprenticeships or as semi-professional or professional athletes.

Highly Qualified

Tutors & UEFA Qualified Coaches

Learn & Train Everyday

Achieve your career goals

Weekly Fixtures

National Youth League and Cups

Progression Routes

Uni, U.S Scholarships or Apprenticeships

Club Partnerships

Farsley Celtic & Liversedge F.C

Emerging Talent Programme

Farsley Celtic (Invitation only)

Performance Technology

VEO Camera, Playertek GPS and more...

No Exams

100% Assessment and Practical Course

Professional Development

Employability and social skills

Industry Opportunities

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 diverse 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 Higher Education Academy and Loughborough College.


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.


Professional development hours are also built into students timetables which enables them to gain transferable employability skills and sport industry experiences including work opportunities, that enhances a students and CV and supports them within their future journeys.



On the pitch The Pro Elite Academy Programme 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 at the fantastic Middleton Leisure Centre, Leeds, 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.



Pro Elite are proudly in partnership with Farsley Celtic F.C where upon trial, elite players are invited to become part of the ‘Emerging Talent Squad’ representing Farsley Celtic in the National Football Youth League and inaugural FA Youth Cup. And for those who catch the eye and show the right attributes, there is a pathway into The Farsley Celtic first team, to which numerous students have experienced.



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


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