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Bath City Football Academy has now been established for over 10 years.  It is a football and education programme which connects Bath City Football Club and Bath College, allowing 16-19 year old's to develop their football whilst also studying full time. The aim of the programme is to support the development of all students. Some students will have the opportunity to train with the Bath City first team squad and some may, as has happened in previous seasons, play for the first team. After two or three years of study, students will have been supported to achieve excellence in their academic studies which will give them the option to progress into a range of career and Higher Education opportunities.


As a college we have very high expectations of our students on the pitch and in the classroom. Academic staff work closely with the football coaching staff to ensure that students are progressing and developing. If students require additional time and support to reach their academic potential, they will be expected to prioritise their studies over their football at times during the study programme. The academic and coaching staff will work with students to help them to get back on track if required.  The football academy runs alongside the sport provision at Bath College.


Physical Programme  10 hours of football training and matches Strength and Conditioning sessions Access to a Physiotherapist Video Analysis 1 to 1 player development support Nutritional Support Player Wellbeing
Academic Programme  A main qualification English and Maths GCSE/Functional Skills Tutorials Employability/professional skills development Volunteering and work placement



How will my week at College look?

Below is an example of a timetable that players will follow for training, matches and completion of their education programme at the college. This is supplemented by matches on in the Southwest Counties League on Saturday.


Monday morning, lectures - Monday Afternoon, Training - Tuesday morning, lectures - Tuesday afternoon, training - Wednesday, Game Day - Thursday morning, lectures - Thursday Afternoon, lectures - Friday morning, lectures - Friday afternoon, training - Saturday, Game Day



What course can I pick from?

The Bath City Football Academy runs alongside the Sport provision at Bath College, and we have designed our courses to allow academy players to choose a route that best suits them and their career aspirations.


Level 1 Sport, 4 x GCSE's at grade 1/E, including English Language and Maths - Level 2 Sport, 4 x GCSE's at grade 3/D, including English Language and Maths -  Level 3 DCF, 4 x GCSE's at grade 4/C, including English Language and Maths - Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science, 5 x GCSE's at grade 4/C including English Language and Maths -  Level 3 Extended Diploma in Personal Training for Health, Fitness and Performance, 4 x GCSE's at grade 4/C, including English Language and Maths -  Foundation Degree Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science, 80+ UCAS points from BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or AS/A2/A Levels or Access to HE Diploma. English and Maths GCSE (full qualification) minimum grade C/4.





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