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PitC Football Education Programme

19 November 2018


Pompey in the Community (PitC) are offering a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (football education programme) in partnership with Highbury College.

The two-year course is suitable for male and female students (over 16) who are keen to develop an insight into opportunities within the sports industry.

Base at the Pompey Study Centre – with elements at Fratton Park and Highbury College – participants will use purpose-built classrooms and facilities, creating a perfect learning environment in which to thrive.

Alongside their academic studies, students will train and play on a weekly basis, representing Pompey against other professional clubs in competitive fixtures – another unique aspect of the course.

National and international trips are also an integral part, with PitC providing the chance to visit world famous stadia and high-profile organisations.

Students train and play abroad each year, with recent tours taking place in the Netherlands and USA. They are optional, but provide a chance to learn and engage.

PitC are extremely passionate about enhancing the employability skills of students, which is why they have access to work experience within the organisation.

Course Summary

Academic Qualification
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

- Study a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels in partnership with Highbury college
- 12 hours of education per week
- Two training sessions per week plus a games programme
- Strength and conditioning, analysis, and recovery sessions included
- Primarily assessed through weekly coursework with some exams
- Practical training sessions led by UEFA qualified coaches
- Valuable work experience on Pompey matchdays and Pompey in the Community projects

Associated Costs
This course is free to enrol on for all students aged 16-18. There is, however, a compulsory £200 (approx) cost for Pompey in the Community kit.

Start Date
September 2019

- A minimum of five 9-4 (A*-C) grades at GCSE, including English and maths (or equivalent)
- A keen interest towards playing regular football
- A commitment to follow high standards and expectations in a professional environment

Exit Routes
- Apprenticeships in the sports industry
- University or American scholarships
- Job opportunities at Pompey in the Community
- Job opportunities within the sport and leisure industry

The open evening for boys takes place from 6pm-7pm on Monday, November 26, while the open evening for girls is being held from 6.30pm-7.30pm on Monday, December 3. Both take place at the PitC offices in Anson Road (PO4 8TB).

To register your interest, please click here or or email

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