1 Ashfield Road, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1LH 




   LEVEL 2   

Supporting Learning of Physical Education and School Sport  
BTEC Leadership Through Sport 
BTEC in Workskills 

  LEVEL 3   

Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport  
BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Sport 


 Hamelton Cristavo   

"I transferred here from a local college at the end of my first year and I am finding it a much better experience. The environment here is completely different from college, it’s an environment for lads and the focus is 100% on football- even in lessons! In terms of my future I am looking at football scholarships to America, the academy are assisting with this any way they can including support with completing the applications. The tutors here really go the extra mile for us and the focus is on our long-term success and not just completing the course". 

     Shaun Whelan   

“I started at RSH in September and so far I am loving it, its given me so many opportunities, including the opportunity to train with Rochdale Sacred Heart FC first team which led to my promotion into the squad. I would definitely recommend the academy to anyone considering a career within sports”. 


Monday - Thursday  


Level 2: None 
Level 3: 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, or progression from Level 2 


Rochdale Sacred Heart FC 


Learn in a football based environment with first class facilities, with all aspects of the course based in one location.  
The academy at RSH has sole usage of these facilities during study time. 
• Develop both your footballing ability through highly qualified, FA and UEFA accredited coaches,  
and other elements to football such as analysis, coaching, development and fitness. 
• Represent RSH in the ECFA. 
• Progress through a range of additional qualifications including the FA level 1 coaching course 
• Work experience coaching in the local community and schools. 


Apprenticeship as a sport development officer or PE coordinator. 
• Employment in community coaching and primary school PE departments. 
• US football scholarships where learners complete a degree qualification whilst playing for their university Institution. 
• Foundation degree courses at university, including Manchester City in the community at Manchester Metropolitan University. 
• Opportunity to progress onto the first team at Rochdale Sacred Heart and semi professional football. 


Mike Holt 
“This is our 2nd year as an academy and we are really developing a name for ourselves in terms of rivalling long-standing colleges and academies. I think that is largely down to the environment we have created; it’s a relaxed, fun and engaging environment, all staff at RSH are all from football backgrounds. The facilities are also great as they are those of a professional football club; including the pitches, locker rooms and sky sports! We bring in regular guest speakers, for example representatives from higher education courses, apprenticeships, sports physiotherapists & professional footballers. I feel we are in the best position to give the lads fantastic opportunities for their future”. 

  If you require further information on RSH Academy...  CONTACT:  Mike Holt Academy Manager  T: 07717 878 382 E: mholt40@hotmail.co.uk   

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