Chesterfield FC Football and Education Programme

Are you looking to continue your studies when you leave school while training and playing football, representing Chesterfield FC Community Trust? If so, come and study with Chesterfield…

Are you looking to continue your studies when you leave school while training and playing football, representing Chesterfield FC Community Trust? If so, come and study with Chesterfield FC Community Trust in 2020! We are taking applications now!

The course is open to boys and girls currently in year 11 who want to play football and study at a high level!

Now offering A Levels!

*Subject to available resources

Chesterfield FC Community Trust’s Football and Education programme is designed for individuals wanting to gain post-16 sports qualifications and play competitive football alongside studying.

The course has been designed as a partnership between Chesterfield FC Community Trust and Outwood Academy Newbold to give students with a passion for football, sport and education the opportunity learn and play football at the same time.

Students will develop the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics that are required to work within a professional football club or national governing body, and gain transferable skills relevant across the sports industry and beyond.

Delivered in partnership with Outwood Academy Newbold, Students will study full time within the Sixth Form where a top class education will be assured with the school’s motto ‘Students First’ at the heart of everything they do.

Alongside their education, students will represent Chesterfield FC Community Trust, competing in a league against other professional clubs Community Trust’s sides and training on a daily basis with the Trust’s FA/UEFA qualified coaches. You’ll get the opportunity to play against other clubs Trusts including Birmingham City, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Narnsley and Sunderland!

Course Content

Students have the option to study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport or A Levels dependent on their personal preference over a two-year period. The course is full time with students required to attend all lessons and complete work on time in order to play in the fixtures. Upon completion, the BTEC course is equivalent to 3 A levels enabling the students to progress on to University, Higher Education or a Foundation Degree with Chesterfield FC Community Trust.


Education – All studies will be based at Outwood Academy Newbold, using the state of the art classrooms that the school has on site.

Training – Training sessions will take place at Outwood Academy Newbold using the grass and astro turf pitches available on site.

Fixtures – Home games will be played at Glapwell Stadium, allowing the students to experience playing within a stadium environment.

Gym/Recovery – Students will have free access to the gym at the HUB at the Technique Stadium seven days a week as well as access to a physio.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the course, students will be faced with a range of options supporting them to have a future within the sports industry. Dependant on final grades, students will be able to go into higher education at university where ideal courses may include a degree in Sports Development, Sports Coaching or PE and School Sport.

Should students wish to stay involved in the professional football club environment then Chesterfield FC Community Trust offer a Foundation Degree where students can study for a further two years whilst completing a full time work placement within the football club.

All students will also be offered the opportunity to undertake their Level 1 coaching qualification which will enable them to apply for paid coaching work with Chesterfield FC Community Trust when they finish the course.

Apply Here

To apply, students should download the F&E BTEC Application Form, complete and email to Alternatively, applications can be posted to Josh Wain, the HUB, Technique Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ.