Boys Academy


The Academy includes a full-time education package incorporating:

  • Allows access to university and further study as well as opening the door to a coaching career.
  • During your time at the academy, you can also earn qualifications that will help you gain employment in the sport and leisure industry; as well as training and competing in a professional football environment with the added luxury of showcase games against other clubs in the Non-League and Football League.
  • The courses will be held at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. An elite football environment with study time within the classroom realms.
  • Our learning facility comes with a gym, swimming pool area, in-door sports hall, 3G & Grass pitches.

Course Details:

  • Study an NCFE Level 2 and a Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport. Both qualifications allow entrance to University.
  • Full time 1 year course (NCFE LEVEL 2) or Full-time 2-year course. (Level 3 B-Tec National Extended Diploma)
  • Up to 15 hours of education per week.
  • At least 12 hours of professional coaching per week and football games every week.

Entry Requirements:

  • Available to students aged 16-18 on completion of their GCSE’s.
  • A minimum of 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at D or above.
  • A keen interest in the football or sports industry.


  • Exit routes into University or foundation degrees.
  • Undertake coaching qualifications and refereeing qualifications.
  • Work experience opportunities in the sport and leisure industry.
  • Play showcase games against clubs in the Non-League and The Football League.
  • Professionally trained by UEFA Licensed coaches.

Staying at School or going to college is not the right choice for everyone, but you can still gain a first class education that will get you to a university by choosing Pick Up Academy.

If the idea of staying on at school or going to college is not for you, then why not consider studying your education here at Pick Up Academy within the academy.

We will ensure that players are fully prepared for the future.

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