Aside from playing football, you will learn lots of different skills and gain qualifications which will allow you to progress into Higher Education to pursue a variety of careers in the sport and leisure industry. Here are just a few careers that started from a qualification in BTEC Sport.

•    Coach

•    Manager

•    Physiotherapist

•    Sports Analyst

•    PE Teacher

•    Sports Events Management

•    Sports Psychologist

Our extensive work placement programme allows students to “try before you buy” in numerous areas of sport and leisure, ensuring our graduates leave with a clear idea of their future endeavours.

If you want to further your education after studying with us, we have links with a variety of different education providers

•    America university football scholarships 

•    Higher Education - UK university 

•    Lincoln City Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching & Development

Or why not train to become a sessional coach with the Foundation? At the end of your Btec programme of study, you will have gained an FA Level 1 coaching certificate, allowing you to become an assistant coach.

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Year 13, BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport student Sophie, secured a scholarship to Allen Community College, In America

America’s Community College is much like England’s University so Sophie will head out to study Psychology in the USA, on completion of her BTEC Level 3 Sports course with the Lincoln City Foundation.

“My dream since I can remember was to play football in America, (mainly inspired by bend it like Beckham), so when the opportunity came around to trial for scholarships, I was eager to go. This gives me a chance to test myself against some of the best athletes in the world.

I've had to overcome meningitis, injuries and negative self-talk to get me where I am today, but it’s all been worth the hard work because ‘hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard’. With thanks to my amazing tutors and my academy coach”

Entry Requirements

Why Join The Lincoln City Foundation Sport and Education Programme


•6 Hours of Coaching with expert coaches 

•High-Standard game experiences

•Compete weekly against other clubs in competitive league competitions 

•Play in the Lincoln City official home and away kits 

•Compete and train at leading football facilities across the UK 

•Study alongside your football and gain your qualifications 

Entry Requirements 

  • Aged between 16 to 18 (Option for Year 11 graduates) 

  • You must pass English Language and Mathematics at Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent)

  • Show an interest in the theory and practical sides of sport and leisure