1 Ashfield Road, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1LH 

 ROCHDALE SACRED HEART FC ACADEMY 

    TWO-YEAR FOOTBALL AND EDUCATION COURSE FOR 16-18 YEAR OLDS  RECRUITING NOW FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON!   

 
 

WHAT IS THE PROGRAMME OF STUDY?  

The main programme of study is that of the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting PE and School Sport, extending to the Level 3 in the second year. The course covers a wide variety of modules that focus on both practical and theoretical aspects of PE and School Sport (PESS), and opens up opportunities for our scholars to engage in a diverse range of sporting pursuits and applied projects during their time with us. 
 
 
 
 

HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED?  

The Academy offers flexibility to learning, which allows our scholars to take part in four structured days of educational learning and sports training per week, leaving the other day free for work experience, enrichment placements, one-to-one tutorials, fitness pursuits and distance learning opportunities. 
 
All scholars are assigned to a designated pastoral mentor, and will be taught by fully qualified, experienced and industry-based tutors, coaches and instructors. Opportunities will also be made available for our scholars to work with sports industry professionals and mentors during their time with us. 
 
 
 
SUPPORT 
 
 
For scholars who do not possess a Grade C or above in Maths and English at GCSE, it is an Academy requirement that they carry out additional study with Onside to pass the Level 2 Functional Skills exams or GCSE re-sits in both subjects, so if this is you, get revising now! 
 
Support is given to scholars throughout the course in their pursuit of application to Higher Education/University, engagement with employment and progression to playing higher level football – at home or abroad! 

  OPPORTUNITY 

During our progressive seasons as an Academy, our scholars have taken on opportunities to work towards further qualifications with Onside in the following areas: 
 
FA/1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (including Emergency Aid and Safeguarding qualifications) 
 
FA/1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football 
 
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction 
 
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training 
 
NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership 
 
NVQ Level 3 Sports Development 
 
All of our scholars have had the opportunity to play progressive and higher level football under the watchful eyes of a range of local semi-professional teams. Every single one of our players are given opportunities to play in ‘Soccer Showcases’ across England, thanks to our friends and colleagues at Soccer Showcase and SoccerIconUSA, as well as representation in a wide range of local and national tournaments. 
 
 
 
 
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR? 
As a Registered Training Provider, Onside Education know that school leavers – and even current college students – have many choices available to them for their future pathways.  
So, if you’re 
 
• Passionate about playing football at a progressive level 
• Leaving school (or looking to switch colleges) with either 5 x GCSE grades A*- C (including Maths and English) or a BTEC Level 2/3 equivalent 
• Looking to further your education, qualifications and experience in the field of sport, coaching and leadership 
 
… You need to be making Rochdael Sacred Heart Academy YOUR CHOICE for September 2017! 
 
 
 
 
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE? 
The Academy, powered by Onside Education, offers traditional qualifications in a non-traditional environment, and is based full time out of the impressive Fox Park complex, where we are spoilt for choice with access to top class facilities and professional colleague support. 
 
In Addition, the Academy supports scholars with the chance to progress through a range of coaching, fitness and leadership qualifications to support their development. These additional vocational qualifications afford our scholars the opportunity to develop and apply practical skills in a professional working context. 
 
Scholars at The Academy will also have the added advantage of training with / playing under the name and brand of Rochdale Sacred Heart, playing primarily in weekly matches in the English Colleges FA League, meaning that they are still eligible to play for their existing teams in the evenings or weekends if they wish. 
 
Our Academy programme is committed to providing a first-class education within a professional vocational setting. All Onside staff are highly qualified and industry experienced, with some joining us from having worked within a range of Premier League and Football League clubs during their impressive careers
 
 
Express your interest NOW before somebody else snaps up YOUR place! 
 
PLEASE CALL MIKE HOLT, HEAD OF ACADEMY, FOR AN INFORMAL CHAT ON 07717878382 OR EMAIL mholt40@hotmail.co.uk 
 
TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON! 
 
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