pro direct academy

Pro Direct Academy

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Pro:Direct Academy are looking for 16 -18 year old players (year 11 & 12) to join their successful full-time Football Education Programme at South Devon College starting in August 2018. The first Showcase Trials ran on Saturday 21st April at Paignton Community & Sports Academy 3G, and the coaching team are looking for more talented players from the region to showcase their game.

Run by former Eastleigh Player Manager & Exeter City Skipper Chris Todd, players receive top level coaching from current Truro City players and get access to exclusive Pro:Direct events. This season they have enjoyed taking part in a Premier League VAR Testing Tournament at St George's Park, a product test wearing the latest Nike boots and some players represented the Pro:Direct Academy rep side against Northern Ireland Under 19s at Lilleshall.

Students can study on a 1 or 2 year Full Time Football Education Programme with the following pathways available:

Level 3 Academic Courses:

- NCFE Level 3 Diploma Sports Coaching,
- BTEC Sports Science Level 3 Extended Diploma
- You could progress onto an apprenticeship, a degree, or employment

Level 2 Academic Courses:

- Level 2 OCR Sport Science
- Level 2 NVQ Football (Activity Leadership)
- Equivalent to 4 GCSEs
- Vocational: combines industry skills with academic skills
- You could progress to a Level 3 pathway if you achieve an overall Merit and have attained GCSEs in both Maths and English

Exit Routes include:

- University (University Centre South Devon or elsewhere)
- USA Scholarship (University)
- Employment (leisure & sports)
- Apprentiships or higher level courses
- Professional or semi-professional football clubs

Enquire now by emailing your name, location, position and date of birth to: christodd@southdevon.ac.uk