Education Programme


Our core purpose is to ensure that all of our students receive a first-class education; achieving the very best that they can in an adaptive, supportive, engaging and exciting environment

An integral element to students’ achievement is their attitude to learning, but this attitude will often be manifested from the environment they are in and the teaching methods being used.

If students are to be successful in their transition to higher education and employment they need to be equipped with a range of skills that go beyond academic study.

We prepare our students with have the technical and soft skills for entering the workforce or further education. Our students will be more desirable to businesses and Higher Education establishments because they’ve also developed a strong work ethic and critical thinking skills.

Our strong industry links with employers and industry specialists means that our students will gain far greater employability. They will develop their skills, behaviour and knowledge through adaptable and exciting courses / activities that will prepare and get them ready for the world of work within the industry.

We endeavour to achieve and aspire learners to be successful. We encourage and support all students to achieve their best and to get involved in all of the opportunities we offer. It is this student-focused approach of inclusiveness, friendship and fun, which creates the very special atmosphere for learners to grow.

We realise there’s more to a good education than simply studying hard in the classroom.”


Our aim is to provide the highest quality teaching and learning for our students so that they can achieve their potential. We strive to ensure that all students are supported to achieve their own individual goals and open the doors to future opportunities. We provide a personalised curriculum which engages inspires and challenges all our students.

We continually evaluate and adapt our curriculum provision to ensure we are doing the best for every student to meet their individual needs, interests and aspirations.

Staff engage and enthuse students through a wide range of learning activities which promote progress, achievement and enjoyment. We expect students to participate fully in, and engage with, the learning process so that they become responsible for their own learning. We want our students to become independent, lifelong learners equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to become successful adults, both in the work place and in their personal lives.

We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our students, whatever their needs or abilities. There is a strong ethos of mutual respect, integrity and good citizenship so that everyone can feel safe, included and well supported in a caring environment that helps them to succeed.


Our Enrichment Programme will provide students with opportunities to develop skills such as creativity, initiative, enterprise and leadership through a range of activities, as well as provide them with an enriched Curriculum Vitae. Students may work alongside other members of the community in a range of coaching, health and fitness roles, which will benefit them considerably when applying for university, apprenticeships and any future career.

Students apply to take on positions of responsibility within the centres which include taking part in presentations on open evenings, assemblies and promoting/delivering activities.

If students are to be successful in their transition to Higher Education and/or Employment they need to be equipped with a range knowledge and experience.

As well as excellent teaching we can also offer a range of opportunities and work experience placements which will enhance applications for university, apprenticeships or employment.

We have an excellent network of opportunities to develop our students’ academic, practical and social skills. We aim to develop every child as a whole and our members of staff are role models of professionalism, respect and reliability. We provide challenges for all, facilitating each student with a chance to strive for academic excellence in every lesson.

We are committed to developing excellent partnerships and firmly believe that the skills, knowledge and expertise of those around us can be harnessed and developed for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Our aim is to continue to secure and strengthen in our partnerships, which will enable our students to access a wide variety of academic, vocational and health related opportunities.

We value our partnerships that establish an ethos of hard work, diligence and determination where working together in mutual respect and cooperation allows all of our students to thrive and flourish.

Our Enrichment Programme includes:

  • High level / pro football match program
  • Free Fitness Membership Package (worth over £400 a year)
  • Real life work experience and opportunities
  • Partner primary schools PE and afterschool club delivery
  • Junior / community Football coaching delivery
  • Direct employment opportunities
  • Recreational team building activity program
  • Networking development – building contacts at pro-clubs
  • Stadium Tours
  • Potential Agent contract
  • Personal training to move onto professional clubs (EPPP model)


BTEC Level 3

This course is designed for anyone 16+ with an interest in football, looking to gain a qualification and employment within the Football industry. This can lead to a career as a Player or in other areas of the industry such as: Sports Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Refereeing or onto a Higher Education Course/Degree. This course will give participants the knowledge and skills that underpin the study of the sport of exercise science sector, with a key focus on football, preparing them for further study or entry into the football industry.

BTEC Level 2

This course is designed for anyone 16+ with a keen interest in football, looking to follow an exciting career in the football industry. This course will provide the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills, techniques and attributes that are essential for a successful career in a range of different roles such as; Player, Coach, Physiotherapist, Referee and more!

Course Locations:

BIRMINGHAM: Pulse Soccer, Friar Park Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 0JS

SHEFFIELD: St. George’s Park Graves, Bochum Pkwy, Sheffield, S8 8JR

SHEFFIELD: St. Georges Park Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Lane, Sheffield, S35 3HY

LOWESTOFT: Barnards Soccer Centre, Barnards Way, Lowestoft NR32 2HF


How will these courses develop my football skills?

As part of the Parklife projects located at the St. George’s education sites, the football programmes are headlined and delivered by highly qualified ex-professional footballers. The coach’s aims are to develop the student’s life skills, but most importantly develop the players to give them the opportunity to succeed in a Semi Professional/Professional football team. Students will gain these opportunities through showcase games organised by the coaches to compete against Professional Academies. In addition to the showcase games, the students and players will compete in trial games in front of leading national and international scouts. Throughout the course the coaches will use their industry knowledge and experience to show the students what pressures there are with being a professional footballer by highlighting factors for preparation of a game, types of training the correct diet to consume pre and post football matches.