Ipswich Town Football & Education Students at Portman Road, now have a choice of what they study in September 2022 through our education provider SCL Education, we are able to add to what we already offer our students;
- NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity; (equivalent of 3 A-levels)
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (equivalent of 3 A-levels) (NEW FOR 2022)
- Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (NEW FOR 2022)
All of which follow a carefully planned pathway of modules to provide our students with a broad range of knowledge and experience whilst remaining linked to potential career pathways in sport at Ipswich Town Football Club.
Numbers for our programme’s are limited with students needing to meet the entry requirements of 4 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above to include Math’s and English to be accepted first and foremost and then football levels will also be assessed to ensure we are going to be able to compete at the highest level for the leagues identified for their chosen programme in the SCL Development Leagues against the likes of West Ham, Barking, Dartford and Crawley Town.
Unlike other schemes where players are tied to that particular club, both our Football & Education programmes looks to complement existing grassroots football provision and allow players the freedom to continue playing for their current teams. We are able to assist any player who may be in a transition period from youth football to men’s or women’s football by helping and assisting with the identification of a suitable club for their development.