FA Women’s Football Apprenticeship Programme to recruit second round of apprentices

The second cohort of apprentice vacancies will shortly go live for the new-look FA Women’s Football apprenticeship programme. The programme is run by AoC Sport, in partnership with the FA and training provider Weston College. 12 colleges will be employing a Women’s Football Development Officer (Apprentices) from August 2022 until July 2024 as part of the FA’s women’s strategy to grow the game and develop the future workforce.

Weston College was selected via an open competitive tender process to provide the 22-month national training programme. They will be delivering the Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer apprenticeship to the 12 apprentices in a blended learning approach through a series of national training events and via the award-winning Jisc virtual classroom.

AoC Sport’s National Women’s Football Development Officer, Chelsea Mulheir, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the new recruits and working with the 12 new colleges to deliver our new-look programme for a second cohort. The longer 22-month programme will allow the new FA Women’s football development officer (apprentice) to really embed into their chosen college and hopefully create a sustainable increase in participation in women’s football within FE.”

The 12 colleges that will be employing a Women’s Football Development Officer (Apprentice) for the 2022/2024 cohort are:

College vacancies:

• Walsall
• York
• Bede
• Calderdale
• Leeds
• Shropshire
• USP
• Barking & Dagenham
• Burnley
• Loughborough
• Middlesbrough
• Bolton

Vacancies will be live on the National Apprenticeship website from Friday 14 January 2022.