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Education and Football Development Centres Event

Education and Football Development Centres Event 2024

Our next Football Development Centres and Education Programme Recruitment Event takes place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday 11 January 2024. Registrations are now closed.

Are you looking to kick-start a career? We are delighted to host a special event at our iconic, world-famous Stadium alongside our education partners.

16-19 Further Education Programmes

Our Football Development Centres and Education Programmes are for 16 to 19-year-olds. These courses are available for students who are due to complete their GCSEs by June 2024 or for those who have already completed them. The 16-19 Further Education Programme is perfect for those who have a passion for progressing their career in sports or in sports science. Students on this pathway are able to select from a number of full-time academic qualifications to study ranging from BTEC Level 1, 2, 3 or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, A Level packages, NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership (Coaching), YMCA Personal Training and Gym Instruction Courses and limited Business courses.

Our educational courses with partner colleges and 6th forms include training and competitive matchday football with the Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Development and Academy coaches to ensure the progression and development of grassroots and elite players.

19+ Higher Education Programmes

Our Higher Education programmes are for students who have completed their Further Education qualifications and are looking to take their education to the next level and combine it with the various opportunities we offer. Whether students are looking to continue their journey as a player or progress with our Development Pathway Programme, we have programmes for it all. 

What will the event include?

This event will provide you with information about all of the available programmes and will explain how you apply. Staff from all of the colleges will be on hand to answer any questions and explain their educational packages, courses, and progression routes. 

  • Find out how to kick-start your career.
  • Listen to football industry experts
  • Meet members of our Global Football Development team to discuss how this programme can support your development as a player, as well as the opportunity to find an educational programme that supports your career ambitions.
  • Hear from previous students about their success stories on and off the pitch.
  • Gain an insight into the unmissable opportunities for students, including career progression and other unique football experiences


Case Study: Aaron Clifton

Aaron recently completed his two-year course at the college and it was through this Football Development Centre that he was recommended for Tottenham Hotspur’s Coaching Excellence Centre where he has been mentored and up-skilled by the Clubs Academy coaches along with a year-long work placement with the Clubs First Team staff. Aaron has now gone on to secure a coaching role with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club!

Case Study: Olga Ocran

In May 2021, Olga Ocran was offered a place within our WSL Academy for the 2021/22 season.

A previous player on the Club's Under-19 Football Development College Programmes in association with Barnet and Southgate College, find out more about Olga's journey through our player development pathway.

Tottenham Hotspur's Football Development College Programme aims to provide people with the opportunity to play the game, learn and develop holistically alongside the pursuit of developing a career within the football industry.