12 Week Football Traineeship

Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by providing experiences that help them to become ‘work ready.’
A traineeship is a government funded flexible education and training programme with work experience, that unlocks the great potential of young people, aged 16 to 24.
It provides high quality work experience with an employer, with work preparation training. This gives young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping them secure an apprenticeship, further education or job in the future.
Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the knowledge and experience employers expect in the workplace.
LES work closely with learners, businesses and sports clubs to design high quality traineeship programmes that are beneficial for all.

At the core of a traineeship

A high-quality work experience placement
Work preparation training
English and Maths if needed.

Entry requirements

Aged 16-24 and qualified below level 3
Not currently in a job
Limited work experience
Focused on work or the prospect of it.

Programme Structure

The programme is structured over 12-week period made up of 30 hours per week

1st 4 Sport Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Coaching Sport
FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
FA Basic Referee Training Course
Functional Skills English
Functional Skills Mathematics
Work Experience

Course delivery

Delivered over a 12-week period in a minimum of 30 hours per week, around the following structure:

Work experience
Principles of Coaching
Functional Skills

What happens at the end of the traineeship?

Onward study upon the successful completion of the Traineeship Programme, candidates are qualified to apply for the Level 2 or Level 3 Study Programme or the Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme. Work Employers are not required to provide a job at the end of the traineeship, however once the traineeship has finished, you are entitled to an interview for a position within the club/business if one is available.

Exit Route


Level 2 or 3 Study Programme

Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship