Education and Careers

Inspiring a love and commitment to lifelong learning.

Working alongside schools, colleges and other agencies we want to raise educational attainment across the region, closing the gap between those from disadvantaged backgrounds and others.

Supporting learners to gain good quality vocational and technical qualifications, whilst providing them with opportunities to develop their personal skills.

Study Programme

Our Study Programme supports young people aged 16-19 to achieve nationally recognised qualifications, improve their numeracy and literacy skills and gain practical work experience.


Football Scholarships

Our Football Scholarship gives players aged 16-18 the opportunity to represent Sunderland AFC and gain nationally recognised qualifications through an extensive football and education programme.

Futsal Scholarship

Futsal - fast-paced small sided football - is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. Our Futsal Scholarship gives the opportunity to represent Sunderland AFC and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Coaches Academy

Created for young people aged 16-18, our Coaches Academy is your chance to work alongside experienced Sunderland AFC-approved coaches to gain the qualifications, skills and experience you need to pursue a career in sport.

Foundation Degree in Community Coaching

This Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development aims to perfect the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs, community departments or national governing bodies.

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