OPPORTUNITY: Bristol Rovers announce their academic courses for young people

Bristol Rovers have announced their selection of courses for academic year starting September 2022 for young people aged 16-19. They offer an amazing selection of courses for young people interested in furthering their sporting abilities alongside academic study, supported by fully qualified and experienced educational tutors.


  • Gain a BTEC Level 3 in Sport and the FA Coaching Level 1
  • Play for Bristol Rovers in the EFL National League
  • Train 3 days a week with UEFA qualified coaches
  • Provides a route to further study to University and scholarships


They also offer a pathway into Higher Education with their Foundation Degree in either Community Football Coaching and Development or Sports Coaching and Development. These degree courses are run in partnership with The University of South Wales (USW). There is also an opportunity to complete a Top-Up year to gain a full BSc Honours Degree.

Here’s what Matt the Community Manager at Bristol Rovers, has to say:

“Our unique educational courses offer students the opportunity to combine academic studies with a competitive sporting environment. Our football programme offers each student the opportunity to play and represent Bristol Rovers in a national football league, the Community and Education Football Alliance (CEFA). Our teams play against clubs such as Sheffield United, Derby County, AFC Bournemouth, Bristol City, Reading and many more. Our boxing programme gives our students the opportunity to train at the world famous Empire Fighting Chance gymnasium, alongside world champions that include Lee Haskins and Lee Selby.”