Accrington Stanley Community Trust start our fifth year of the Football Education Scholarships in September 2016. We have a handful of places remaining for our new first year cohort.

If you are interested please fill out the online form here:

If you would like some more information please get in touch with us here at the Community Trust on 01254 304071 or email

Staying at School or going to college is not always the right choice for everyone, but you can still gain a first class education that will get you to university by choosing neither of those. If the idea of staying on at school or going to college is not for you, then why not consider studying your education here at Accrington Stanley and play football for the club?

The course is based at Accrington Stanley Football Club with training taking place at Hyndburn Leisure Centre.


  • Level 2 or 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport – Equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
  • Full time 2 year course based at Accrington Stanley Football Club.
  • 12 hours of education per week.
  • 8 hours of football per week including training and matches.



  • Available to males aged 16, 17 or 18 who have achieved their GCSE’s.
  • A minimum of 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at C or above including maths and English for the Level 3 programme. Anything below this will see you do a 12 month level 2 programme prior to joining the level 3.



  • Exit routes into University or foundation degrees
  • Undertake coaching and refereeing qualifications
  • Work experience opportunities in the Sport and Leisure industry
  • Fixtures versus other Football clubs such as Blackpool, Morecambe, Preston and Carlisle
  • Professional coaching by Accrington Stanley coaches
  • Become part of Accrington Stanley Football Club, represent the club and study at the Stadium
  • Free entry to watch the 1st team play in league matches at The Wham Stadium