New year 14 course launched

Soccer Elite FA is excited to announce the launch of a new course for Year 14 students, starting in September 2023.

The NCFE Diploma in Sport will be offered at SEFA College, located at our brand-new facility in Medway, the Star Meadow Sports Complex. The programme combines daily football training and weekly matches with a curriculum designed to equip students with a solid foundation in sports coaching and the necessary skills to excel in a sports-related career.

The NCFE Diploma in Sport is a comprehensive vocational qualification, encompassing two subjects: Sports Coaching and Working in Sport. This course is intended for individuals looking to establish a foundation for a career in the sports industry or to expand their education in this field. Students will gain a broad understanding of various aspects of working in sport, including organising and delivering sessions, matches and events, sports development and sports facility operations. Additionally, learners will explore the principles of anatomy and physiology as they relate to sports performance, as well as the significance of health, safety, and welfare in a sports environment.

Rich Radbourne, the Director of Soccer Elite FA, shared his enthusiasm for the new course: “We are thrilled to offer the NCFE Diploma in Sport for Year 14 students, a programme that will give students the full SEFA experience—studying, training, and playing on-site at Star Meadow.

“We are delighted to provide a course that is highly relevant for students who want to pursue a career in football or the broader sports industry. We believe that this course will offer students an exceptional ‘third-year’ experience, ultimately equipping them with practical skills and knowledge that can be applied in the real world.

“Moreover, we are dedicated to developing our own coaches and staff members, following the examples of Patch Lee, Joel Lake, and Jordy Robins. This programme will play a vital role in achieving that objective.

“With only 15 spots available on this course, we anticipate them filling up quickly. We encourage all interested students to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!”

Applications are now open via the form below. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years old on 31 August 2023.