EDUCATION ACADEMY | 16-19 YEAR OLDS

Our Education Academy (EDSV) is for both males & females, and is renowned for its success in both academic and performance development.

Our academic study option is amongst the most diverse in the UK. From wannabe physiotherapists through to graphic designers, we will look to support the academic development needed for your chosen career.

In conjunction to this, you will also be offered a football training provision which will match, and if not beat, those offered at professional clubs. Whether it’s workshops with Sport Psychologists, video analysis sessions, or tracking your physical development with the latest heartrate & GPS technology, our aim is for you to develop in to an even better version of yourself.

    If you achieve below this guideline then you may be asked to provide us with a reference from your school to support your application.

    Supported by sports agency, JPA Worldwide & leading sports brand Nike, our male & female teams have been extremely successful. As you will find within our ‘SUCCESS STORIES’ section, we have enjoyed a number of team & individual successes since our forming in 2012, and we only ever expect this to improve the older we get.

    NOTE: We do not have an ‘open-door’ policy. Positions within our academy are awarded after a stringent trial process and we restrict the number of applicants we offer a position to.

  • ACADEMIC OPTIONS

    Length of Course

    1-3 years (depends on your GCSE grades and choice of academic courses).

    Pre-Entry Requirements

    All courses vary, so specifics cannot be given; however as a guideline, students with a minimum of FIVE A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and Maths, are given preference on places.

  • COURSE OPTIONS

    If Oaklands College offer it… We will look to support it!

    Our training timetable allows full access to A-Level options and BTEC in Sport courses (Level 2 and above); however we also have trainee Veterinary Nurses to aspiring Plumbers within our ranks.

    If you wish to study something other than A-Levels or Sport, then complete your application process as normal. We will then liaise with you over the specifics.

    It is worth noting that;

    – ALL academic study takes priority over training. If academic performance isn’t deemed as suitable then all football privileges will be removed until efforts are improved.

    – You will need to ensure that you specify your wish to be a part of The EDSV Academy upon your Oaklands College Application Form.

    – Due to the demands of the training programme, we limit A-Level selection to THREE subjects.

    NOTE: Some academic options may class with elements of your training timetable; however each application is done on an individual basis.

  • TRAINING PRINCIPLES

    Our training structure is extremely detailed and offers a number of benefits, most notably;

    – Qualified Physiotherapists present at ALL training sessions & games.

    – The latest technology in heart-rate monitoring & GPS tracking during fixture and training.

    – All home games are recorded and broken down by coaches in Video Analysis sessions.

    – Masterclasses from past and present professional footballers.

    – Group & Individual Gym-Based strength & conditioning monitoring from specialised staff.

    – Product testing for all the latest Nike apparel.

    – Recorded training sessions.

    – Fixtures against Professional u18/u21 teams.

    Other principles included: Technical improvement, tactical awareness, position-specific training, sport psychology workshops, GK specific training, 1:1 reviews, fitness testing, health screening tests.

  • TRIAL DATES

    It is important to note that we DO NOT allow people to participate within our trials without previously applying. We restrict numbers at our trials to ensure those involved have the best chance of success, so if you show up on the day without having your place confirmed then there is a strong possibility that you will be turned away and asked to apply for the next trial date.

    MENS

    TUESDAY 14th FEBRUARY

    TUESDAY 4th APRIL

    TUESDAY 30th MAY

    GIRLS

    THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

    THURSDAY 6TH APRIL

  • FEES

    Our fees are an annual requirement for a place within our Education Academy and they are non-refundable once you have confirmed your place.

    BOYS EDUCATION ACADEMY FEES

    KIT FEE- £TBC (Roughly £300)

    As a member of The EDSV Academy, you will be expected to travel & train in official EDSV apparel. In partnership with Nike, you will be supplied all the kit required for the training element for the season; as well as additional extras you may wish to purchase.

    Exact amounts cannot be given as the kit element of our fee isn’t determined until Nike releases their new brochure; however your training package will consist of:

    x2 Training Jumpers, x2 Training Tee, x2 Training Pant, x2 Training Short, x1 Rucksack, x1 Rain Jacket, x1 Match Day Shirt, x1 Towel, x1 Toiletry Bag, x1 Foam Roller, x1 Resistance Band.

    Note: The college MAY be able to assist with this payment if household income is below the required amount. Documented evidence will be required for this bursary.

    MEDICAL FEE- £300

    All students on our programme will benefit from a thorough rehab department. Students accepted in to The EDSV Academy will be provided with a therapy clinic at each training session & fixture and our staff will treat & rehab any injuries that you may pick up playing/training for us or your other teams.

    NOTE: The College WILL NOT assist with this fee and there is no bursary available for it.


    GIRLS EDUCATION ACADEMY FEES

    KIT FEE- £TBC (Roughly £300)

    As a member of The EDSV Academy, you will be expected to travel & train in official EDSV apparel. In partnership with Nike, you will be supplied all the kit required for the training element for the season; as well as additional extras you may wish to purchase.

    Exact amounts cannot be given as the kit element of our fee isn’t determined until Nike releases their new brochure; however your training package will consist of:

    x2 Training Jumpers, x2 Training Tee, x2 Training Pant, x2 Training Short, x1 Rucksack, x1 Rain Jacket, x1 Match Day Shirt, x1 Towel, x1 Toiletry Bag, x1 Foam Roller, x1 Resistance Band.

    Note: The college MAY be able to assist with this payment if household income is below the required amount. Documented evidence will be required for this bursary.

    MEDICAL FEE- £150

    All students on our programme will benefit from a thorough rehab department. Students accepted in to The EDSV Academy will be provided with a therapy clinic at each training session & fixture and our staff will treat & rehab any injuries that you may pick up playing/training for us or your other teams.

    It is the exact same service as the boy’s academy receives; however the fee is lower as half is subsidised through sponsorship.

    NOTE: The College WILL NOT assist with this fee and there is no bursary available for it.

  • HOW TO APPLY

    Step 1: Trial Application

    First you need to register for our trials. CLICK HERE to complete our application form.

    Step 2: Academic Study Application

    Once you have registered for our trial you will need to apply for your chosen subject of academic study with Oaklands College.

    All academic choices MUST be done at Oaklands College if you wish to be a part of The EDSV Academy.

    CLICK HERE to find out what academic courses you have available to you.