This is an exciting opportunity for talented young male footballers (aged 16-18) to play for the Brentford FC U18 Academy Development Squad and gain a BTEC Sports qualification at West Thames College.
If selected, you'll study at West Thames College for a recognised BTEC qualification, whilst gaining elite footballing skills from Brentford FC's professional coaching staff. Study units will include body systems, practical sport, fitness testing and training, tactical awareness and psychology. You'll play competitive matches against other Academy teams in a league.
The course could help you sign for a professional football team or progress to university.
Trials: Trials are held during the school holidays on a half termly basis. Please note you need to be invited to a trial to attend. To begin the process, please complete the form below. If you are an overseas applicant and invited to a trial, you will be expected to fund and arrange your own travel, accommodation and visa.
Qualification: BTEC (Edexcel) Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Level: Level 2/3
Start Date: 06 September 2017
You will spend time with Brentford Football Club developing your footballing skills undergoing a full-time training programme which will include additional strength and conditioning sessions. You will be coached by Brentford FC's Academy coaches including Dan Senda who has played over 400 professional games for clubs such as Wycombe Wanderers, Millwall and Bristol Rovers.
You will play mid-week fixtures in one of the Programme's teams. All participate in competitive competitions like the Football Conference Youth Alliance, a national competition recognised as the best for mid week U19 football. Our Brentford Griffins finished both the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons as league champions. Your performance will be monitored by Brentford's U18 and U21 managers, and if you impress, you will have the chance to progress into these sides.
You will study at West Thames College where you will gain your qualification, the BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport.You will study units in:
At least 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C / grade 9-5 or a merit or distinction in a relevant Level 2 qualification. You will be invited for a trial by Brentford FC who will assess your football skills. If you are successful, you will attend an interview at West Thames College. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email email@example.com.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
“The atmosphere is really nice and friendly and everybody gets along. The teachers are very dedicated and they want the best for us, so they do everything they can to help. After this course, I plan to study physiotherapy at university, and my teachers have been very helpful and they’ve supported me by answering any questions I had.”