Sport: Manchester United Leaders Football - Elite Course (Vocational)

The Elite Manchester United Football Academy course, is an exciting partnership between the Manchester United Foundation and Eccles Sixth Form College, which offers a fantastic opportunity to develop football skills. You will participate in competitive football fixtures alongside your studies and develop your football skills in training sessions run by the Manchester United Foundation. Our talented players will have the opportunity to gain national recognition by representing England’s colleges in the Annual Home Nations Competition.


You will study a wide variety of topics including sports coaching, analysis of sports performance, anatomy and physiology, sports massage, and sports leadership to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to progress in this competitive industry. 


  • Written assessments
  • Practical and skills assessments
  • Practical delivery of coaching sessions
  • Presentations to staff and students

What enrichment will there be?

  • Football training three times per week
  • Competitive fixtures
  • Work opportunities with the Manchester United Foundation, Salford Community Leisure, and Salford Youth Alliance
  • Visiting speakers from a variety of sporting backgrounds
  • Residential trips and visits 

Entry Requirements

For advanced Vocational courses, students are required to have five grade 4s at GCSE, which must include either English or mathematics. For our elite programmes additional assessment evenings may be required.


During your time with us, you will develop academically, as well as socially and emotionally, with the view of preparing you for employment or Higher Education. The course can lead to possible careers in coaching, personal training, leisure centre management, sports tutoring, the armed forces, or sports event management. Our footballing pathways allow our talented players to progress into semi-professional football with local clubs. You may decide to progress onto Higher Education with us on our Level 4 HNC/D in Sport and Exercise Science. 


NameAvailable at:Start DateAcademic Yr
(Football Academy) Sport Diploma Level 3 Eccles Sixth Form College 13/09/2022 23/24

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