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Strachan Football Personal Development College course at The Academy

On Thursday 30th May from 10.30am - 12.30pm we will be holding football trials for our new Strachan Football Personal Development Certificate course, which kicks off in August this year.

The Strachan Personal Football Development course is a new learning opportunity for 16-19 year old boys and girls who have left school. It has been developed by Spartans Community Football Academy in partnership with Edinburgh College and The Strachan Football Foundation .

On completion, the course will provide successful students with a National Certificate in Sport and Fitness (SCQF level 4). The first step in the application process is to attend a football trial at The Academy on Thursday 30th May. Click here for venue information. 

To attend the trial please fill in this online form. 

On the day of your trial please come ready to play wearing sportswear and bring moulded boots (we have spares if you need to borrow them). Warm clothing and a water bottle will also be useful. Students who are successful at the trial will be invited to apply for the full Strachan Personal Development course. If you cannot attend the trial day 30th May there will be additional trial days throughout the summer of 2019. Please fill in the online form and we will contact you with alternative dates.

The full-time course begins on 26th August 2019 and will run to 12th June 2020. Successful students will also be given the opportunity to progress onto a further year of study whilst continuing their practical focus around Football. Football development based activities will play a key part of this course that will also help students to improve as a players, increase their game know-how and their personal fitness levels. Classes start at 9am each day and will generally be delivered as a mix of classroom based activities in the morning and practical football coaching sessions in the afternoon. Classroom work will be mostly be held at Edinburgh College's Granton Campus and Football training and coaching sessions and matches will be delivered at The Academy.  We are hopeful that at least once a week that we will deliver both classroom and practical sessions at The Academy.  Students will enjoy the chance to play in the Scottish Student Sport leagues and cup competitions. They will experience coaching workshops and sessions delivered by nationally recognised football coaches, including masterclass sessions with Gordon Strachan.  



To see the course details onEdinburgh College's website please click here.