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Live Event Recording

Our Cheltenham Town Player Pathway live event is now over, click the video to watch the recording.


About Cheltenham Town FC Player Pathway

If football is your sport, our exclusive player pathway Elite Performance Academy offers opportunities for talented players to be recruited for Cheltenham Town F.C.

Study the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport alongside professional academy quality coaching, with training everyday and matches on Wednesday. Access the Academy Physiotherapists, train at Keynsham Town FC stadium, and play matches and prestigious fixtures versus other professional academies.

You'll have the opportunity to progress on to a variety of pathways such as university, semi-professional football, or scholarships in the USA.


Course Details


You will gain a Level 3 Sport Extended Diploma at the end of your 2-year course

Course Breakdown:

This course is 42% Exams


You will gain a BTEC Extended Diploma which is the equivalent of 3 A-levels

Entry Requirements

This course require you to have achieved 5 GCSE Grade 4s (or equivalent) including English Language.

You must also complete a successful football trial.









Meet Your Cheltenham Town FC Player Pathway Teachers!

Our Cheltenham Town FC Player Pathway teachers have a wealth of expertise.

They come from a range of sports and educational backgrounds, ensuring that you learn from real-world knowledge and experience.

Helpful Videos

Take a look at these recordings from our previous Live Events.

Hear our subject specialists talk about different aspects of the course and answer questions from other students interested in being part of the Cheltenham Town Player Pathway programme at St Brendan's Sixth Form College.

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Cheltenham Town Player Pathway FAQs

'The reason I chose to study at St Brendan’s was that the staff and coaches really appealed to me. I was torn between two colleges and the quality of coaches was second to none, therefore I had no other option but to go here. All three of Jake, Bill and Ash are outstanding both in the classroom and outside. My plans after college are to either go into professional football through the Cheltenham pathway that we have or further my education over in America. I feel like both are realistic goals for me and are excellent opportunities provided through the Cheltenham Town FC Player Pathway course.'

Joel Studies Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

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Book onto the next Open Trial

The next U16 Open Trial date is 21st December from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Keynsham Town Football Club*

If you like the sound of The Cheltenham Town FC Player Pathway, come along and play some football plus meet the coaches and learn more about the programme.

To register go to:

*Keynsham Town FC, Crown Fields, Bristol Road, Keynsham. BS31 2BE

Careers in Sport

Sports students from St Brendan's progress to a wide range of university courses and apprenticeships.

Every year our dedicated Careers Teams arrange Careers Fairs and sector-specific events for students to explore all of their options. They also arrange talks from industry experts and St Brendan's Alumni.

Throughout your time at St Brendan's, the Careers Team door is always open for one-to-one appointments and advice and guidance.

Use the Pathways tool below to explore various progression routes to numerous careers through Higher Education courses and Apprenticeships.

Are You Ready?

Shape your future and apply to St Brendan's now!