Blues and University College Birmingham launch new college course

BCFC Community Trust and University College Birmingham have teamed up to offer a new pathway for 16 to 19-year-olds to help them land their dream career in sport, from football coaching and personal training to analysis and psychology, starting this September.

The official partnership offers a unique insight into professional life in sport, with lesson time being split between University College Birmingham’s new Moss House campus, St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy stadium and Wast Hills Trillion Trophy training ground, combining studies with elite standard facilities.

As well as providing the equivalent of three A-Levels, Sport and Physical Activity at the university will also give school leavers the chance to gain their FA coaching badges up to Level 2, their Gym Instructor Level 2 qualification and their Personal Trainer Level 3 certificate, readying students for a career or higher education.

The course is open to every level of ability, with all students getting the chance to play for Birmingham City Community Trust at varying levels. The football programme will be operated by current academy staff from Blues and guarantees visits from talent scouts to its elite teams, as well as weekly access to Wast Hills – making it the only regional course to offer training ground experience.

You can find out more information on what the course entails and how you can enrol on the University College Birmingham website.