16 – 19 Football Academy Scholarship Programme

Future Pro Academy provides a two year, full time course for players who are looking to take their game to the next level. The course is open to players who are looking to progress into the professional game and continue their education enabling the student athlete to upskill themselves on and off the field of play. FuturePro Academy has a proven track record of producing professionals through the full-time football & education programme based at Coventry Sphinx FC.

Whether you have been released as a young player or are currently competing at grassroots level we provide you the platform to progress as a full-time scholar on our football and education elite programme.

This course aims to build upon sports skills and knowledge, develop transferable skills, and gain the opportunity to take your studies onto higher education. The balance of both football & education make our programme unique and enhance sporting excellence to achieve success.

Student athletes will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness. The NCFE education programme is delivered by our Partners Juniper Training, an approved Centre for FE education. Access to higher learning opportunities include working with Loughborough Sport College / University delivering a long term athlete development programme with links to U23’s & first team pathways.

Year 1 – NCFE Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

Year 2 – NCFE Level 3 Extended/ Diploma in Sport

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills. To be awarded the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport a student must achieve a minimum of 60 credits. To achieve the full Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport you will need to complete the 90 Credit Diploma in the first year and then top-up with a further 90 credits in the second year.

For more information on the Sports, Performance & Excellence pathway please visit our education partners Uk Sport Academy, Education and Training:


NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Individual offers may vary; however, you’ll normally need 4 GCSEs Level 4-9, preferably one being English or maths.

NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
Individual offers may vary; however, you’ll normally need 5 GCSEs Level 4-9, including English and maths.

Up to 168 UCAS points* available (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)

You will still have the opportunity to continue to develop your English and Maths skills if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 in core subjects leaving school.


- UEFA Licensed Coaching From Professional Coaches 4-5 times per week
- Compete in the National ECFA Category 1 & 2 Exclusive Leagues
- England U19 Trial Opportunities
- Showcase fixtures vs Professional Football Clubs
- Weekly recorded matches for Match Analysis & Evaluation using VEO technology
- Semi Professional football Pathways
- Visits from Current & Ex Professional Footballers / Coaches
- Visits to St George’s Park working with the PFA & FA England Coach Educators
- Position specific coaching including Goalkeeper Coaching & Ex International player coaching
- Showcase tours abroad in Europe