In partnership with education providers, our football education programmes are an extraordinary platform to give talented young individuals the chance to achieve football, sports development and coaching qualifications while continuing their studies.

Our community coaches are on-hand to provide proper guidance to help participants find the correct balance of being a student athlete.

Additionally, we combine the technical, tactical, psychological and physical facets of the game to promote the development of their studies and their play.


If you are currently out of work and aged 16-18, you are eligible to apply for the Activity Assistant Trainee opportunities at Derby County Community Trust.

Football & Education

The Derby County Community Trust’s Football and Education programme is an extraordinary platform that gives talented young individuals the chance to achieve a football scholarship while continuing their full-time academic studies. The programme is designed to give 16 to 18-year-olds the best opportunity to gain A Level and BTEC qualifications while training and competing in an elite football program.

Community Football Coaching and Development Degree

Derby County Community Trust’s two-year Foundation Degree programme is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification, who are passionate about pursuing a career in the football industry. Students develop the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics that are required to work within professional football club community departments or national governing bodies.


Derby County Community Trust has partnered with Ingeus to deliver the National Citizen Service. NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all 15 to 17-year-olds in England, that helps you build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. It runs in the spring, summer and autumn, during school holidays. You’ll have a short time away from home doing outdoors activities like canoeing, abseiling and white-water rafting. This will be followed by skills-building activities and a social action project in teams which will help your community.

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