Who are SCL?

The BTEC based education programme is delivered by our Partners SCL, an approved BTEC Centre. 

The Football Education Academy deliver the football training. SCL cater for all of our educational needs. 

SCL's focus on quality has been recognised and has led to:

  • A government-approved post-16 education provider in the sport & active leisure sector 
  • Been GRADED as 2 by OFSTED through our partnership work with colleges and local authorities
  • Engaged with over 100 colleges, employers, sports clubs and universities as programme partners
  • Matrix accredited

What Will I Study?

The Football Education Academy in partnership with SCL offers the BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Sport which is  equivalent to 3 Levels and allows students to progress onto further education. Players will also get the opportunity  to gain the FA Level 1 Coaching Badge as Academy Manager Jack Cassidy is an FA Affiliate Tutor. 

What Are The Entry Requirements?

3 GCSES A-C or 8-4 preferably one Maths or English

What Happens If I don't Meet the Requirements?

At The Football Education Academy, we appreciate exams can be a tough and stressful period for students, although our entry requirements for our BTEC Extended Diploma in sport are in place, students who do not  meet the 3 GCSE's 8-4 are able to study a Level 2 BTEC Sport Course if required. Any student who doesn't  gain a 4 or above in English or Maths will retake those subjects with us and  will have access to all learning materials and will be re-entered for the exams. We pride ourselves on a learning environment that is unique & inclusive to allow all types of students to succeed and thrive. 

Who Delivers My Course?

Academy Director Jack Cassidy also holds his Qualified Teacher Status and delivers all educational studies, overseeing the whole programme. He has supported players onto further education both in this country and abroad, across 8 years of experience within post 16 football education programmes.

Where do Lessons Take Place?

Education elements take place at our official classroom partner, Lakehall village Hall. All educational elements will take place within Lakehall, which is in prime location from the 3G Training Pitch where all practical elements take place. 

"I have known the founder of 'The football Education Academy' for many years and regard him not only as a colleague but a friend. 'TFEA' offers highly professional coaching and teaching, coming from an angle that is creative, holistic and passionate about human change. You see,  'TFEA' is not just a football provision. They want to guide and mentor young people into choosing the right path whether that be on or off the field. I currently work with many national and international coaches and I regard 'TFEA' skill set as staff as good as anyone I have worked with in my career." Steve Sallis -Performance Consultant Eng U15 & Founder of

"I worked with Jack over a two year period 

where he was my Head Coach & Lead Tutor. 

He supported me through Level 3 Extended 

Diploma in Sport, whilst progressing me as a 

footballer where I captained the team during a 

title winning season, I now study and play at 

Middle State Georgia University where I gained 

a scholarship in America"  Mark Lloyd - Former Student