Who are SCL?

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

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:

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (2 A Level Equivalent)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (3 A Level Equivalent)

Further Courses

Anyone wishing to study A levels, or other courses outside of the BTEC Sports Diploma, you are able to travel toto Longsands 6th Form in Partnership with St Neots Town Football Club, where this will meet your further educational needs whilst completing your full time football training at St Neots Town FC. You will need to apply via a different application route. Click the button below for more information. 

What Are The Entry Requirements?

3 GCSES A-C or 8-4 preferably one Maths or English to study a Level 3 Course. 

What Happens If I don't Meet the Requirements?

Here 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. 

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 the founder of The Football Education Academy 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