PATHWAYS & FUTURE CAREERS

 PREPARING LEARNERS FOR SUCCESS TOMORROW

From the core qualifications to the enrichment experiences on offer, learners of the Football Industry College have the opportunity to explore a range of pathways and future careers.

Some learners will already have their goals set on a chosen pathway when they join us, while others use our programme to explore the opportunities available prior to deciding their future direction.

Dependant on which qualification learners complete (level 2 Certificate in ‘Sport’ or Level 3 Extended Diplomas in ‘Sport & Exercise Science’ or ‘Working in Sport’),  typical pathways include higher education (university or U.S Scholarships, apprenticeship, or direct employment.

From the first day to the time they graduate, our learners receive ongoing support from their tutors and mentors, to ensure they maximise their potential to succeed, gain relevant enrichment experiences, and the support in applying and securing the next steps of their future.

Below you will see a summary of our popular pathways and future careers learners may wish to pursue within the sport, football and leisure industries.

Our post 16 Football Education Programme can also be used for learners who wish to use their passion for football and sport to develop a range of transferable skills, that will take them into alternative employment sectors.

UNIVERSITY

Achieving a Level 3 Extended Diploma combined with the colleges enrichment and industry experiences, opens the door to university. This could be to study for a Sport & Exercise Science degree itself, or to undertake a degree specific to a chosen career pathway such as coaching, analysis, football business and many more…

UNIVERSITY

SPORT & LEISURE APPRENTICESHIPS

Our apprenticeship pathway is extremely popular with learners who wish to move into either community football, and sport development officer careers or employment within the leisure industry as a fitness instructor, personal trainer or a leisure attendant.

SPORT & LEISURE APPRENTICESHIPS

U.S. SCHOLARSHIP

The exciting pathway of studying and playing in America is available for learners with proven academic and athletic ability. We provide full support in organising trials and information events with our chosen partner U.S. Sports Scholarships to support you in your application and choosing the right U.S Scholarship and university if successful.

U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

FUTURE CAREERS

FOOTBALL COACHING

A football coach may work within grassroots or professional level environments to support development and performance outcomes. Coaches are required to ensure they have the relevant qualifications and build their experiences throughout their career to adapt to an ever changing game.

TYPICAL PATHWAY: UNIVERSITY OR APPRENTICESHIP

FOOTBALL COACHING

SPORTS & EXERCISE SCIENCE CAREERS

Sport and exercise science careers are essential to elite competitors and teams, using theoretical knowledge and practical application of scientific principles relating to physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology, to maximise an individuals or team sports performance.

TYPICAL PATHWAY: UNIVERSITY

SPORTS & EXERCISE SCIENCE CAREERS

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Performance analysis is the process of assessing performance in a sport to develop an understanding of actions that can inform decision-making, optimize performance and support coaches and players in their journey towards optimal results.

TYPICAL PATHWAY: UNIVERSITY

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

FOOTBALL BUSINESS CAREERS

Beyond playing, coaching or being part of a team set up, there are many business related careers that work behind the scenes across the industry including marketing, finance, journalism, event management, broadcasting and more…

TYPICAL PATHWAY: UNIVERSITY

FOOTBALL BUSINESS CAREERS

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR & PERSONAL TRAINER

A fitness instructor or personal trainer provides health and fitness programs to individuals or groups, to engage clients in exercise routines and to help achieve goals and improve their health and wellbeing.

TYPICAL PATHWAY: APPRENTICESHIP

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR & PERSONAL TRAINER

P.E TEACHING

PE Teachers are responsible for leading physical education lessons, teaching children about the fundamentals of fitness, as well as putting the rules of a range of different sports into practice.

TYPICAL PATHWAY: UNIVERSITY

P.E TEACHING

OFFICIATING

A referee is appointed to a football game in order to apply the ‘Laws of the Game’ so that it is played fairly and safely. A referee must be confident, assertive and fair in order to successfully control the game and will require to hold relevant FA Refereeing certifcations.

TYPICAL PATHWAY: EMPLOYMENT

OFFICIATING

COMMUNITY SPORT OFFICER

Sports development officers are responsible for generating interest and increasing participation in sports by running initiatives that inspire people within local communities to take part.

TYPICAL PATHWAY: APPRENTICESHIP

COMMUNITY SPORT OFFICER

PLAYING (PROFESSIONAL OR SEMI-PROFESSIONAL)

Making it as a professional player is more than just having the ability. You will need hard work, determination, the right attitude, physical development and an element of luck along the way. Alternatively as a semi-professional you could combine your passion with an alternative career.

TYPICAL PATHWAY: EMPLOYMENT OR U.S SCHOLARSHIP

PLAYING (PROFESSIONAL OR SEMI-PROFESSIONAL)

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