How it works

The Education and Football Development Programme in association with Luton Town FC offers young men and women aged 16-19 the chance to gain a qualification that will allow them to get into universities in this country or abroad whilst training like a professional every day.

The students will study the BTEC Extended Diploma Sports Coaching, Fitness and Development course which is equivalent to three A Levels. We also have a variety of different entry points for learners who do not achieve 4 GCSE grades or above so all academic abilities are catered for.

This course is delivered by industry experts across the different subject areas to offer the students the best experience in the classroom. If students are not performing in the classroom they will not be permitted to play in the fixtures but will still train.

Our programme allows players to train for up to 12 hours per week across the four corners of development to give them the best opportunity to progress as a footballer. We also have a series of links with semi-professional football clubs in the area, again to offer the players excellent opportunities to develop away from the College. We have full access to a gym onsite at the College as well as the full usage of Creasey Park, a £4m elite training centre.

We have a fantastic relationship with the University of Bedfordshire and they host two fitness testing days per year, where the players are put through a series of tests just like the first team to see how they are progressing physically, which is a truly unique experience for the players.

In Partnership With