Whilst enrolled on the YTFC Elite Player Development programme, you will complete a Sport study programme at Level 3 (equivalent of 2 or 3 A Levels), usually over a two-year period. You will be paid by YTFC whilst on this programme as an apprentice.
Players will also have the opportunity to obtain additional coaching qualifications alongside their programme and will receive tutorial support for their next progression. Progression examples include a career within professional football, community football coaching, further studying within football, PE or sport whilst at university or on an apprenticeship, a USA Football Scholarship or embarking on a further football development programme. All lessons will take place at Yeovil College.
Football training with YTFC takes place on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday with fixtures taking precedence on Saturday. Past performances have led to players being selected for the YTFC senior squad.
If you have any queries about finding local accommodation, please liaise with YTFC who will support you with this.
You can find out more about applying here
You must have a strong link to Football either as a player, official or coach. You also need at least four GCSEs at grade A* to C, including English Language. If you have not achieved Maths, you will have the opportunity to take GCSEs or Functional Skills alongside this course. If you want to progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma, you must have a 90 Credit Diploma in Sport.
Following successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma, you are encouraged to progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) Sport (Football Elite Programme) to gain higher level skills. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels, increasing your opportunities for employment and allowing you to progress to a range of university degree courses.
Your progress will be assessed using a range of methods, including presentations, discussions, practical assessments, demonstrations, controlled tests, written assignments and video evidence.
To gain the full BTEC Diploma, you must achieve an additional 40 credits from units such as:
Sports kit - £140. Recommended textbook - £30. Elite Programme kit - £POA.
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There is an expectation that all learners will wear their kit when representing the college in fixtures (home and away) and when taking part in physical activity sessions (as a participant, official or coach). Second year learners do not need to purchase new kit.