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Frome Town Academy in Partnership with Wiltshire University & College

Our Academy

Our academy programme is designed to provide 16 to 18 year olds the opportunity

to build a career in sport with education provided by Wiltshire University & College and dedicated football coaching from our coaches at Frome Town FC.

A balance of education and football

Our courses focus on two main areas developing their education and a high level football experience. Aim at developing boys leaving a formal education system to have a great start into the sports industry. 

Building a career

Students of our courses will receive educational courses that can put them on the start of a journey into a profession in sport. Whether that is playing, coaching, physiotherapy, sport science, marketing, sports reporting... the list of opportunities is endless.

What's on offer?


  • BTEC extended diploma (equivalent of 3 A-Levels), progression to HNC and HND in Sport &Exercise Science (Coaching Science)

  • A clear pathway, links and opportunities with 1st team.

  • Train on all weather pitch and play at Badgers Hill

  • Highly qualified tutors and support staff from college & University including a personal tutor to help you balance study & football, set goals and help you plan for the future whether that is further education or work

  • Strength and Conditioning Programme - We have joined forces with Wiltshire's premier strength and conditioning providers CrossFit Civitas to provide students with an athletic edge that will assist them in game and training situations.

  • Video Analysis - The Academy programme will include analysis sessions that will enable players to highlight strength and areas for improvement within their own individual performance and the team structure. This element of the programme can give students accelerated development within their game understanding.

  • Games Programme - The Academy teams will enter the ECFA (English College's Football Association) league and play in the South West Division on Wednesday afternoons. In addition to these teams, students will have the opportunity to play in an U21 development team that will play under floodlights a couple of times a month.

Our courses

Our courses allow each individual to gain qualifications that could enable them to further their studies into colleges and universities. There is the opportunity to learn for a minimum of 2 years. With the option to continue into year 3 and 4.

  • Year One and Two
    Each student will be enrolled into a BTEC LEVEL 3 extended diploma in Sport, consisting of a 90-credit programme in year one and a full BTEC at the end of year two. There is also the opportunity to further this qualification with coaching badges/awards, first aid qualification and fitness instructing qualifications.


  • Year Three
    In the third year the course supports students in build their knowledge within Sport with a HNC awarded by Pearson upon completion. Setting students up to be ready to progress into relevant occupational areas or onto degree level studies.


  • Year Four
    Our students have the opportunity to complete our final year and covert the HNC qualification into a HND which is the equivalent of two years of a university degree.


All of our courses are free of charge as they are funded by grants and support from the UK government.

There is a typically a one off charge of approximately £140 for the provision of all kit. Each student will be issued training and educational kits to be worn at all times.

Courses dates

September to June each year in line with the academic year and football season

To register you interest please contact Leah Poole via the button below.

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