College football academy
over 35 students have signed professional contracts worldwide
five times winners of the ECFA and ESFA national titles
nine times ECFA premier league champions
As a talented footballer you’ll have the chance to study, train and play in an environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional club. Hartpury has an outstanding track record of developing players as well as preparing them for a career beyond their sport.
We’ll help you balance your studies and your football commitments. You’ll benefit from our extensive links with professional and non-league clubs, allowing you to combine playing for Hartpury and an external football club. There will also be opportunities to play professional teams in exhibition fixtures, gain invaluable work experience and build links for your future career.
You’ll learn from some of the best coaches at Hartpury. We’ll support you to achieve excellence in your academic studies and your football. You’ll enjoy our extensive links with professional and non-league clubs, allowing you to play for Hartpury and an external football club. While you’re with us, you can gain invaluable work experience and build links for your future career.
We design your timetable with you in mind, meaning you'll get the best from your qualification and your training. As well as weekly sessions from dedicated coaches, you’ll have opportunities to compete at your level of college sport. The Association of Colleges Sport (AoC) leagues are your chance to compete against some of the UK’s top teams.
Our Hartpury College Men’s Football Academy will be holding assessment days on Thursday 27 October 2022 and Thursday 23 February 2023 from 1:30pm – 15:30pm, for any prospective college students for the forthcoming academic year (September 2023). These assessment days are for football players who are looking to apply for an academic course here at Hartpury College and are designed to give both players and parents an introduction to the Football Academy.
It is strongly advised that all those wishing to be part of the Football Academy attend one of these days, as it is hoped that any unanswered questions regarding the football provision at Hartpury College will be able to be answered, in addition to students getting an initial feel for the level of the football programme that is provided.
Improve all aspects of your game on-site with access to our specialist facilities. Two all-weather 3G pitches and three grass pitches provide the perfect surface to play football. You’ll also benefit from access to our performance services. Strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, and nutritionists to lifestyle management and game analysis will keep you performing at your peak.
Our Sports Academy facilities give you access to treatment suites, as well as human performance and biomechanics labs.
My time at Hartpury was great for me in terms of my development, both in education and in football.
Men's Football student success stories
- Cheltenham Town FC
- Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Football)
- A Levels
- Bristol Rovers - professional footballer
- Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Football)
- MLS Nashville SC
- Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport and Exercise Science
Find the right course for you
All of our courses – A-levels and diplomas - offer clear progression routes through to university courses and the world of work. All students work not only towards their main qualification, but also the Hartpury Certificate.
Our diplomas in our specialist subject areas have the same academic value as A-levels (a two-year Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels) but are more practical and work-related, without missing out on any of the important subject theory.
Our A-levels focus on traditional study skills and students study three A-levels for around six hours per week; that’s more teaching hours than the majority of sixth forms and colleges. They are also supported to access compulsory enrichment with opportunities and clubs relating to their area of interest, ensuring they stand out from the crowd when they apply to university or move on to employment.
Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas enable successful students who want to do a degree but left school or college without the qualifications they needed to move into Higher Education.
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