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DEVON ACADEMY

Education Programme (16-18 years) at South Devon College

Pro Direct Academy Devon is dedicated to developing Extraordinary players and people both on and off the pitch. The Education Programme is specifically designed for players to play, compete and study fulltime, at the inspirational South Devon College campus.

Students at Pro:Direct Academy Devon will enjoy the following benefits: 

— PREMIER FACILITY IN THE SOUTH WEST: Players will enjoy a new 3G hub, launching in Autumn 2018.
— RISING STANDARD OF FOOTBALL: South Devon College is enjoying wins and success at College League level.
— PRO:DIRECT ACADEMY STATUS: The backing of a global sports retailer opens doors to all Pro:Direct centres across the UK, exclusive experiences, cutting edge products, professional clubs and players.


MATCHES:
Play in the ECFA College League and FA Youth Cup. Enjoy Nike kit, regular fixtures against teams from pro Academies & trials with the very latest football
products and exclusive Pro:Direct events.


STUDY:
Players can study on a 1 or 2 year full-time football education programme including these academic options:

Academic Courses: Level 3
— NCFE Level 3 Diploma Sports Coaching
— BTEC Sports Science Level 3 Extended Diploma
— You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
— This must include Maths and English
— You could progress onto an apprenticeship, a degree, or employment


Academic Courses: Level 2
— Level 2 OCR Sport Science
— Level 2 NVQ Football (Activity Leadership)
— Equivalent to 4 GCSEs
— Vocational: combines industry skills with academic skills
— You could progress to a Level 3 pathway if you achieve an overall Merit and have attained
GCSEs in both Maths and English


Additional Opportunities
— Level 2 Community Sports Leader Award
— Level 3 Higher Sports Leader Award
— National Governing Bodies Coaching Qualifications
— First Aid
— YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
— Trips and visits
— High quality work experience placements


EXIT ROUTES UK:
- University Centre South Devon or elsewhere
- Professional or semi-professional football clubs
- Apprentiships or higher level courses


EXIT ROUTES/SCHOLARSHIPS USA:
— Pro:Direct Academy will be running trips from Easter 2019 to offer behind the scenes opportunities to witness the facilities and levels of play in US college/university soccer programmes.
— Scholarships offer a chance to experience the US education system if successful in gaining athletic and academic scholarship funding.
— Experience life on a US college/university campus: a once in a lifetime experience.
— Chance to showcase your football talent with US college/university coaches, players and educators.


The coaching team includes: 

Chris Todd (Head Coach) - The former Eastleigh FC manager, experienced professional player with Swansea City FC and Exeter City FC.

Danny Gaze (Programme Coordinator) - Semi-professional football experience in the South West with contacts at PDA and clubs across the UK.

Jamie Richards (Senior Coach) - Professional footballer who plays as a defender for Truro City, has played for Plymouth Argyle & Torquay United.

Niall Thompson (Strength & Conditioning Coach) - Semi-Pro player at Truro City FC since 2016. Former pro at Torquay United FC. Learning Support Technician (Football Coach) for Pro Direct Academy

Austen Booth (Assistant Coach) Former student turned coach and player with Truro City FC.

 

More information email: christodd@southdevon.ac.uk

News: https://www.southdevon.ac.uk/news/2017/11/09/pro-direct-academy-south-devon-tq4-welcomes-new-coaches

Sessions & Venues

Vantage Point, Long Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EJ

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Player Rewards

12-14 Hours of Coaching with UEFA A Licensed Expert Coaches.

Professional game experienced coach-devised programmes to advance players both on and off the pitch towards earning a Pro Contract.

Compete weekly against Professional Clubs in competitive and trial games.

Train everyday at leading football centre across the UK

Represent Pro Direct Academy in exclusive Academy kit.

Study alongside your football and gain your qualifications.

Take your chance on Pro club trials.

What to Expect

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Exit Routes

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