East Coast College Programme | Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
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Sports coaching and development programme

The Football & Education programme in East Coast College is an outstanding opportunity for young, talented male and female footballers in Norfolk and Suffolk to continue their academic, footballing and career development through East Coast College and the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation.

Based at East Coast College, students will have access to some fantastic facilities, as well as a range of support both from school staff and the Foundation’s coaching team. A vibrant school setting, combined with an excellent football provision, ensures students have everything in place to be successful both on and off the pitch.

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Students will be well-placed to progress to university given the UCAS points collated across the core and enrichment elements of their programme.

Additionally, vocational routes such as apprenticeships in coaching and administration and direct progression into employment ensure those wanting to develop “on the job” have the opportunity to do so.

The education element of the programme will see students working towards the NCFE Extended Diploma in Sport, the equivalent of three full A-levels, ensuring university progression becomes a real option after the two years.

Over the two-year programme students will cover a variety of different units, which link directly to potential career pathways in the sporting industry, including coaching, teaching and sports development.


The core academic provision will be enriched by a series of additional weekly coach education sessions being delivered by Foundation staff.

Students will also be supported to complete both Level 1 and Level 2 multi skills coaching qualifications over the two years, which will be fully funded by the programme and allow a guided pathway into volunteering and paid employment.


Alongside coaching qualifications, learners will also study towards the brand new Level 3 certificate in Sport for Development, giving insight and knowledge into the wider sports and active leisure sector. The qualification carries additional UCAS points, further aiding transition into higher education.

"The programme allows students to develop the core knowledge, skills and understanding needed to pursue a career within the sports and active leisure sector."

Stevie Bramble

Head of Curriculum