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Kidderminster Harriers Football Academy Diploma Level 1 (Male & Female)

Our Football Academy is run in association with Kidderminster Harriers Football Club and combines the opportunity to develop your football skills and achieve a recognised sports qualification. You will study in refurbished classrooms at Stourbridge College’s Centre of Sporting Excellence, Brintons Field in Kidderminster and will train four times a week within the same facilities as Kidderminster Harriers First Team as well as competing in a number of leagues including the Conference Youth League, the Midweek Floodlit League and English Colleges Football League. To study at the Football Academy you will need to apply online and you will also need to take part in football trials as part of your application process.

Course Info

Level 1 - Introductory
Subject Area
Sport & Exercise Sciences
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Centre of Sporting Excellence
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications. However you must have a strong interest in sport and show this at interview. Please note that the offer of a place on the Academy course is also subject to you successfully completing a football trial. You will be sent further details about how to register via the college website for the trials following receipt of your application and interview.

Delivery and Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework that will involve presentations, posters, reports and training plans.


You can progress on to a Level 2 course in a similar subject area or some go on and study new subjects. Career options include sports coaching, sports therapy, leisure management, personal training and gym instructing.