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Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre

Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre

This course is unique to any other Sports courses available at HRC. It is unique in that you will have teaching from industry trained practitioners and will have access to gym facilities for the duration of your course. This highly competitive practical course will be coupled with a Level 3 programme of study to prepare you for this exciting industry.

What makes HRC Education and Tottenham Hotspur Football Development at HRC special?

  • Our course will help you get to the maximum of your ability.
  • You will compete in a highly contested football league alongside your theory studies
  • Our partnership with this elite, highly recognised football club will make your qualification stand out from others when applying for jobs
  • You will be given the opportunity to take part in a showcase game in front of coaches from universities (UK/USA) with a view to gaining scholarships
  • You will get opportunities to attend matches at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and train at the professional training facilities at Hotspur Way, Enfield
  • Good progression opportunities to University pathways
  • Gym and Sports Hall access
  • Industry trained professionals
  • Partnerships working with local organisations and businesses
  • Links with local Universities
  • Practical elements
  • What do our students say?

    "I was impressed with the facilities and I got on well with the staff and teachers."

    "I love that the course was hands on and a more practical way of learning."

    "I've always been fascinated with Sport and this course fitted my learning and practical needs for me to progress in Sport in the future"

    Career Destinations

    We're proud that our students go onto careers including:

    • Professional Footballer
    • Coach
    • Sports Teacher
    • Football Manager
    • Football Services Officer

    What can I do next?

    After you have successfully completed this course, you can choose to:

    • Apply for the HRC Education and Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Subsidiary Diploma - Level 3
    • Apply for a degree at university
    • Enter into employment in this industry

    What will I be doing?

    Over the course of your college week you will be completing a professionally structured training programme with formal league matches. This practical aspect of the course will give you valuable experience within a disciplined academy set-up structured to replicate realistic environments.

    You will study units that will reflect stages within the football season e.g. pre-season fitness testing and end of season performance analysis.

    Added Extras

    There's lots of perks to this course, including:

    • Competing in midweek British College Leagues
    • Access to free gym membership
    • Workshop sessions in a football-related environment
    • Visits to elite academy sites
    • Access to training facilities four/five days a week
    • Opportunities to follow individual training development programmes
    • Training ground visits to Hotspur Way
    • Potential trip abroad
    • Industry talks from professionals

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed on both academic ability and practical performance in fitness testing and sporting performance. You must be prepared to maintain a strong academic record as this is considered equally as important as your ability to perform on the training ground.

    You will be assessed continually using a range of different activities; these will include practical activities, sporting performance, group and individual presentations, displays, discussions, written reports and case studies.

    The majority of assessment will be related to personal performance whilst participating in football squad events (games, training and performance)

    Entry requirements

    To take on this course you will need:

    • Maths and English at Grade 3/D or above plus three other GCSE subjects at Grade 3/D or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit level and a minimum GCSE Grade 4/C or equivalent in English or maths
    • Successful completion of the six week pre-season programme (August-September)
    • A sporting performance reference provided by a previous teacher, coach or manager An Academic reference from a previous educational provider

    We also welcome applications from students with relevant experience of qualifications.

    If you would like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411.

    What do I need to bring?

    There are a few things you will need to purchase in advance of your start date, as well as being required to contribute towards the cost of trips. We can give you more details on how to buy these when you enrol, but in the meantime here's a general idea of what you will need:

    • Football performance scheme training kit (as specified) and kit bag
    • Football boots (both moulded stud and screw in stud)
    • Shin pads
    • Paper
    • Pens

    If you think you would benefit from financial support we have bursary options available for those who meet the criteria. Please note, this funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at the time of application.

    If you would like financial support, contact our Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Fee Information

    Free to Home students under 19 on 31st August 2023.

    If you are a Home student aged 19 or over on the 31st August 2023, you may be liable to pay approximately £2,500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £5,000 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the tuition fees for 2022/2023 and could be subject to change for 2023/2024).

    If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free tuition if the course you choose is on a government-approved list and the qualification is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.

    If you are aged over 24 and you have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification you may be entitled to free tuition if the qualification is listed on the Government Free courses for jobs list. Similarly, if you already hold a Level 3 qualification (or above) and meet the Adult Education Budgets definition of unemployed or are in receipt of low wage, you may also be entitled to free tuition.
    You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

    These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change

    Additional Costs

    You will be required to pay the fee for:

    • Kit
    • Enrichment activities

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