Education Programme

Education Programme

Further information regarding the Education Programme at Birmingham City Football Club can be found below

Key contact: Antony Isherwood


19 Football & Education Programme:

Want to study alongside playing football? The programme is designed for young people aged between 16 and 19, with a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 and above, who wish to pursue a career in the sports industry, combining a full time football programme delivered by UEFA A licensed coaching staff with a full time study programme.

What can you study? There are three study programmes available, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport, and NVQ Certificate Level 2 Sport & Activity Leadership. 

What do Blues provide? Students will study at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium and Shenley Academy, train on the professional pitches at the training centre, and have the opportunity to compete in the EFL Community & Education Football Alliance. You will receive travel to games, training, lectures, and have the opportunity to participate in our pre-season training camps and end of season tours in the UK and abroad.

Where will it take you? With over 450,000 jobs in the UK Sports industry, this programme enables young people to pursue careers in sports development, sports psychology, sports coaching and fitness training.

Play football, study hard and get results

Applications for 2019-2020 are now open!

Come along to an open evening at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on the following dates to find out more:

Monday 26 November 6.30pm-8pm

Monday 11 February 6:30-8pm

Monday 8 April 6:30pm-8pm


Stadium Education Days:

Who is it for? These days are aimed at classes of up to 30 primary school children in the local community. BCFC staff will deliver interactive learning workshops to young people between the ages of 5 and 11 years. Each session will cover core curriculum such as numeracy, literacy, health and wellbeing and nutrition. The sessions will take place at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.

Want to find out more? Please contact Antony for more information.


Curriculum in schools:

What is it? An opportunity for schools to have a coaching and/or nutrition session run by a member of the BCFC Community team.

Want to find out more? Please contact Antony Isherwood on to arrange your session.


Foundation Degree:

What is the programme? The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Community Football Coaching and Development was launched in April 2018 in partnership with the EFL and University of South Wales.

Who is it aimed at? The degree is designed for higher education learners who wish to gain employment within the coaching, teaching or sports development industry.

Where is the degree taught? Online classes are based at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium through online platforms but all lectures are facilitated by a qualified teacher and club mentor. All lectures are delivered in the club’s corporate boxes which offer learners an outstanding view of the pitch.  

Find out more: There are six students currently on the Degree 1 cohort and the Trust are looking to recruit eight new learners in July 2019. Please contact Antony Isherwood on to find out more.