Sholing FC Education Programme (SEP)

Are you leaving school and looking for a career in Sport & Football?

The club has launched a 2-year programme where individuals will have the opportunity to play and train under the umbrella of one of Hampshire's biggest and most successful semi-professional football clubs, whilst working towards a NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching (equivalent of 3 A Levels).

One of our key aims is to progress youngsters on and off the pitch from our brand-new Education Programme based at Sholing FC through our 16 hour a week course.

The Sholing FC Education Programme will receive up to 10 hours of coaching from highly qualified UEFA B FA Level 2 and 3 experienced professional coaches on a weekly basis.

Why Choose Sholing FC?

Sholing FC’s Full Time Football and Education Programme is a unique opportunity for 16–18-year-olds to pursue a 2-year programme to gain recognised qualification.

Staying at school or going to college is not the right choice for everyone, but you can still gain a first-class education with us, that will get you to a university.

The Education Programme is run through MIT Skills Limited. 

MIT Skills Limited over 20 years of experience in education and within the employment industry, who continually strive to support  learners and employers with their expertise.

MIT continuously ensures the highest standards of education, as confirmed by OFSTED and by their employers both nationally and regionally.

MIT Skills is an approved Mayor of London Construction Academy (MCA) kitemark holder, CITB Approved Training Provider delivering grant funded, commercial and professional skills, and holds ESFA and ESF contracts.

A UK government body responsible for the quality of education and training for adults and young people named MIT Skills as one of the top training providers for apprenticeship training in the country.

During your 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 games against other clubs within Non-League and the Football League.


  • Potential opportunity to undertake coaching qualifications and refereeing qualifications.
  • Work experience opportunities in the sport and leisure industry.
  • Professionally trained by FA Level 3 and FA Level 2 Licensed coaches.
  • Access to strength and conditioning professionals.
  • Exit Routes Post Programme Completion:
  • Professional Clubs
  • USA Scholarships
  • USA Coaching Opportunities
  • UK Universities
  • Apprenticeships
  • Sport & Leisure Sector

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