Middlesbrough College Football Development Programme

Do you want a career in football as a professional player, coach or referee? We have the course for you!

We are now offering a brand new full-time Football Development Programme, aimed at offering many pathways into a career in football.

You will have the opportunity to work with UEFA A Licence coaches within an academy environment to develop your skills whilst representing the college within the Football Academy.

You will have opportunities to gain your FA level 1 in football coaching, with options to progress down the coaching pathway, whilst completing work experience within different clubs and companies as part of the course. The direct links to clubs will create options to speak to professionals already in the field to enhance your development further.

The course is tailored to demonstrate and provide the skills necessary to become a football coach, analyst, nutritionist and sports therapist.

All units (football coaching, anatomy and physiology in football, performance analysis) will be specific to meet the needs of football, so you will gain an understanding of what it takes to work in the industry.

The programme is available at Level 2 and Level 3.

If you are interested in the course, please apply through Level 2 Sport or Level 3 Sport.


NCFE Level 2 & 3 in Football Development
  • Regular training sessions and representing the College at matches
  • Develop coaching experience, whilst completing your FA L1 Certificate in Coaching
  • Improve your refereeing skills by becoming part of the Referee Group

  • Work with UEFA A Licence coaches, with direct links to football clubs.

    The Level 3 programme will give you valuable UCAS points, should you wish to progress on to higher education.

    You will need a Disclosure and Barring Check before beginning this programme.