The new full-time programmes will provide male and female students with the ability to embark on a first-class eduaction at Heathcote School in Chigwell, as well as Mayfield Campus in Dagenham, whilst participating within a professional football Club environment.
The two-year programme will see students study for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport – the equivalent of 3 A-levels – whilst also gaining qualifications to work in the sports industry, including the FA Level 1 qualification in football.
Possible pathways from the programme could include scholarships in the United States, progression into the Leyton Orient Under-18 squad or routes into local professional and semi-professional clubs. There will also be links with local organisations in the sports industry, which could provide future job opportunities.
The two trial days will take place at the following locations and any interested parties should register their interest with the email addresses listed: