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The Stevenage Football Club Education & Development Programme (EDP) is for Year 11 and 12 aspiring footballers to enrol on the Programme which includes full time education in a professional football environment...

The Programme consists of a coaching and competitive games programme alongside a Level 3 BTEC education.

The EDP Programme consists of a coaching and competitive games programme. The coaching takes place alongside education on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays and Wednesdays are dedicated for fixtures. Players will compete in the English Football League Community & Education Football Alliance League and Cup.

The coaching is delivered by UEFA qualified coaches who have Safeguarding accreditations and Enhanced DBS checks. All coaches have a vast amount of experience of coaching at elite levels.

The football element of the programme is delivered at Marriotts School in Stevenage.

Alongside the coaching, the education side allows student to gain a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport. The Level 3 BTEC is the equivalent of gaining 3 A Levels.

There is a strong emphasis on the importance of players completing the Level 3 BTEC to ensure the players give themselves the best possible opportunities to leave the programme with a qualification and use this to go onto other aspects in their aspiring careers.

The education curriculum and qualifications are delivered by Virtual Learning UK, who provide and employ all teaching staff and work in partnership with Stevenage Football Club.

For more information on the Programme, please contact EDP Lead Coach, Tom Malins, on

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