FCA 16-19 Programme

Football Coaching Academy 16-19 Programme

"Development & fulfilment is in our DNA"

Football Coaching Academy London are proud to deliver our full-time 16-19 football and education programme in partnership with Merstham Football Club and Palace For Life Foundation.

We have over 10 years’ experience of providing first-class education alongside a full-time training and games programme, which in combination enables learners to be the best they can be on and off the pitch.

Education Programme

  • We offer NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
  • We also offer Vocational courses such as Traineeships and Personal Training programmes
  • SCL Education are our Principal Education Provider, a leading and well-recognised organisation who support us through delivering the very best education to learners
  • NCFE Level 3 programme is delivered over two-years, and this is equivalent to three full A-Levels, providing learners with a direct pathway into university
  • All education takes place onsite at our training campus, Kent County Cricket Club, Beckenham

Football Programme

  • Our football programme is led by professional coaches with years of experience in semi-professional football and in coaching at elite development environments
  • We train three times a week on the 4G AstroTurf pitch at Kent County Cricket Club, Beckenham
  • Players have access to video analysis through our partnership with Veo
  • Weekly access to onsite gym at our training campus
  • Play in the FA Youth Cup, as well as the National Youth Alliance (highest youth level outside of Pro academy football)


  • Gain coaching opportunities within our Catford Wanderers Football Academy programme
  • Potential to progress into first-team football through our partnership with Merstham Football Club, and contacts with various semi-professional clubs at a variety of levels
  • Routes into university, plus scholarships in the USA through Pass4Soccer