For Students in Years 12 and 13
Applications are open for places at the Sheppey United Football Academy from September 2021.
Based at the home of the Ites, the club and Cornwallis Academy offer a two-year programme that combines academic sports studies, alongside football matches, training and qualifications.
You get to play and train like a full time footballer at our state-of-the-art venue. The BTEC Sport course is an ideal route for employment in the sports industry or a pathway to university.
The programme of study
In addition to the BTEC Level 3 award in Sport which will give the learners 1, 2 or 3 A Level equivalence at the end of two years, the programme will also enable learners to gain:
Selection for the academy is controlled by a strict process which includes, as mentioned above, a trial with other players and as part of a training session and a formal academic interview with a panel from the team.
At the Sheppey (Cornwallis) hub offers you the chance to study for specific A-level(s), while playing and training with Sheppey United coaches.
There is access to training sessions at Holm Park and a pathway to register for our partner club’s National League Youth Alliance squads that play matches on a Wednesday afternoon.
This option works for players who want to study non-sport subjects at A-level.