16-18 year-olds can study the BTEC Level 2-3 Extended National Diploma in Sport and represent Crawley Town Under 19's as part of the Football Education Academy 11-a-side Programme playing Premier League and English Football League clubs.
The BTEC programme is delivered by Crawley Town Community Foundation staff in partnership with Holy Trinity Sixth Form. Students between the ages of 16 and 18 have the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification while being part of an extensive football programme. Students will complete either the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport (Equivalent to 4-GCSE’s) or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to 3 A-Levels) with the support and guidance of our fully qualified teaching staff.
This is a full-time education programme based at the Broadfield Stadium. The course provides students with the skills required to help them progress to a higher standard of education, as well as giving them the necessary experience and qualifications for a career in football coaching, the leisure/sports industry, a scholarship in the USA, a professional career playing football, or progression onto University.
For those keen to pursue the football coaching route, we provide the FA Level 1 Coaching Football qualification, Emergency First Aid Certificate, and a grounding in Safeguarding practice. This leads to opportunities for coaching in the community for the Foundation.
Our A & B teams play in the National Football Youth League, which is exclusively for Premier League and English Football League clubs. The league is demanding and of a high standard and elite players may progress to the Crawley Town FC first team.
Being primarily based at Crawley Town FC with direct links to the first team provides a unique experience.