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Governance and Delivery

The right support network

Paul Wilkinson, the Academy Director, will also be supported by supplementary specialist coaching staff to aid delivery. These staff will be:

  • Minimum UEFA B qualification
  • The FA Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) Award
  • FA Safeguarding Award
  • FA/Education Disclosure Barring Service Certificate
  • Minimum 5-hours (per academic year) CPD training
  • Enhanced DBS and internal Worksop College Safeguarding training delivered by the Safeguarding Lead

Football Programme 


A carefully-crafted timetable supports pupils to manage their academic studies alongside a robust and rigorous training schedule.

  • Core Coaching Time 14.00 pm - 17.00 pm (2 x 90-minute periods) on Mondays to Fridays, including a robust fixture programme.
  • “Individual Learning Plans” will determine additional coaching outside the main framework.
  • The Football Coaching programme will cover the academic year. Holidays may be used for extra fixtures, tours and pre season.