Staying at School or going to college is not the right choice for everyone, but you can still gain a first class education that will get you to a university by choosing Pick Up Academy. If the idea of staying on at school or going to college is not for you, then why not consider studying your education here at Pick Up Academy within the academy. We will ensure that players are fully prepared for the future.

The Academy includes a full-time education package incorporating:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Allows access to university and further study as well as opening the door to a coaching career.
  • During your two years, you can also earn qualifications that will help you gain employment in the sport and leisure industry; as well as training and competing in a professional football environment with the added luxury of showcase games against other clubs in the Non-League and Football League.
  • The course will be held at The Bridge Leisure Centre in Lower Sydenham with study time within the classroom realms.
  • Our learning facility comes with a gym, swimming pool area, indoor sports hall, full size grass
    football pitch as well as a 7 aside 3G surface.

Course Details:

  • Study a Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport –  Allows entrance to University.
  • Full-time 2-year course.
  • Up to 15 hours of education per week.
  • At least 12 hours of professional coaching per week and football games every week.

Entry Requirements:

  • Available to students aged 16-18 on completion of their GCSE’s.
  • A minimum of 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at C or above.
  • A keen interest in the football or sports industry.


  • Exit routes into University or foundation degrees.
  • Undertake coaching qualifications and refereeing qualifications.
  • Work experience opportunities in the sport and leisure industry.
  • Play showcase games against clubs in the Non-League and The Football League.
  • Professionally trained by UEFA Licensed coaches.

Pick Up Academy is proud to announce the formation of its full-time academy for players between 16 and 18 years of age for the 2017/18 season.

The academy is launching a 2-year programme where individuals will have the opportunity to play and train in one of London’s best academic sporting facilities whilst working towards a level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

Induction to the academy offers players the opportunity to progress into senior football home and abroad.

Individuals who are selected will receive 12 hours of coaching from highly qualified, experienced football professionals.


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