Football Apprenticeships

The four Pillars of ECFA which shape our football development work are:

Participation, Competitions, Workforce, Community


In partnership with The FA, we have recently started to pilot Football Apprenticeships as part of our aim to develop the future workforce, by providing students with a world-leading FE youth leadership educational and training programme which empowers high-quality learning and enhances student employability.


As part of a national pilot we are working with 12 College Football Hubs to fund 12 Women’s Football Apprenticeships, and supporting a number of College Football Hubs to recruit an apprentice to drive and oversee the work of their Football Hub.


Workforce is essential to the successful development of grassroots football and we want to invest in the future workforce and provide meaningful and authentic learning opportunities for these young people, with the ambitions of working in football development and other areas of the game.


Find Out More

Please contact a member of the Football Development Staff Team for more information.