Saints Southwest have proven Football & Coaching Academy programmes designed to give 16-19 year old students a firm stepping stone towards a career in sports, teaching and coaching industry. This 2-year programme gives students a good academic understanding as well as offering a hands on experience in being coached and mentored by UEFA qualified coaches. All students will gain their first FA Coaching award which will then allow students to support Saints Southwest with their community programmes. On an average timetable students will have 18 hours of lessons, receive 8 hours coaching/training/coaching clinics, play in a U19 college league alongside revision and home study.


Following a successful 2 year programme, students will have access to many exits routes to either further their education at university, apply for a 1 year apprenticeship/internship with Saints Southwest as well having a good opportunity to apply for any job vacancies which may be available within the industry.


Saints Southwest open opportunities to young peoples aged 16-19 who wish to pursue a career in the following areas;

  • Sports Coaching
  • Football Coaching at Community, Grassroot, Development and Advanced Levels
  • Sports & Football Development
  • Sports Marketing
  • Physical Education delivery and support
  • Mentoring
  • Event organising and planning


All candidates will under go a full interview process along with a career consultation to ensure we support their long term aspirations in the industry.


Quote from Senior Coach, Mike Berry who started his apprenticeship at the age of 17…


“Taking part in the full time coaching apprenticeship allowed me to not only work alongside a team of experienced coaches and qualified teachers but also gave me hands on experience where I was able to be creative and develop my own skills sets needed to pursue a much desired career in Football.”


For more information about our Post 16 or Apprenticeship programmes please email us on or call us on 0330 223 4932