Girls Academy


The Academy includes a full-time education package incorporating:

NCFE Level 2 & BTEC Level 3 in Sport

  • Allows access to university and further study as well as opening the door to a coaching career.
  • During your one or 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 courses will be held at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. An elite football environment with study time within the classroom realms.
  • Our learning facility comes with a gym, swimming pool area, in-door sports hall, 3G & Grass pitches.

Course Details:

  • Study a NCFE Level 2 or a Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport – Allows entrance to University.
  • Full-time one year (NCFE) or 2-year course (BTEC).
  • 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 16-19 on completion of their GCSE’s.
  • A minimum of 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at D 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 pro clubs.



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

The academy is launching a choice of either a 1 year programme or 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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