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BTEC Programme

Working with West Thames College and a number of partner schools, we offer a unique football education programme for talented young footballers aged 16-18.

Our football and education programme enables students to study for a BTEC Level 3 sports diploma or A-Levels while enhancing their football skills. Along with a host of experienced coaches, former Brentford Player, Ryan Peters, coaches the students and mentors them on a career path in the sporting world.

So far, ten students have signed professional contracts with teams such as Leeds, Bournemouth, Stevenage and Brentford. Other students have signed semi-professional with clubs such as Maidenhead, CB Hounslow, Hendon or even embarked on 100% scholarships in America.

Join our post-16 education programme and kick start your career in the footballing world

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is looking for talented young footballers to join our post-16 education programme. What does the course involve? Our post-16 football education programme combines studying for […]

Brentford player Ethan Pinnock takes part in online Q&A for budding young footballers

Brentford defender Ethan Pinnock offered his footballing wisdom to youngsters from our post-16 football education programme last week. The 26-year-old, who joined Brentford from Barnsley last summer, talked about the […]

CEFA league over for our post-16 football education students

Students from Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s Post-16 Education programme are among those to have their games cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The EFL confirmed at the start […]

Former Brentford player offers his pearls of wisdom to youngsters on our post-16 education programme

Former Brentford player Darius Charles offered his pearls of wisdom to budding young footballers on our post-16 education programme last week. The former Brentford defender, who now plays for League […]

Join our football education trials

We are looking for talented young footballers to join our education football trials at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub on Tuesday 18 February. To book your place, click here.   Working […]

Following in the footsteps of Ellery Balcombe: Ben Grummit

Aged 13, Ben Grummit joined our Football Development Centre as an aspiring goalkeeper and believes the programme helped ignite his passion for football. Speaking about our football development sessions, he […]

Call ups at our football education programme

Former BTEC student and Brentford goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe has just been called up into the England Under 21s squad. The nineteen-year-old, who was originally part of Brentford FC’s football education […]

Join our education football trials in August

We are looking for talented young footballers to join our education football trials at Northolt High School on Friday 30 August. To book your place, click here. Working with Brentford […]

Watch the highlights from our CEFA Regional Cup Final at Griffin Park

Students from West Thames College took part in Community Education Football Alliance (CEFA) League Regional Cup Final at Griffin Park last week. The national league, which is run by the […]

Students from West Thames College will play in prestigious Regional Cup Final at Griffin Park

Students from West Thames College have reached the Community Education Football Alliance (CEFA) league Regional Cup Final, which will take place on Friday 10 May at Griffin Park. The national […]

Young Brentford footballer nominated as CEFA Player of the Year at the prestigious EFL Awards

Jason Evans, 17, has been shortlisted as CEFA player for the Community Education Football Alliance (CEFA) league at the prestigious English Football League Awards. The youngster, who is part of […]

Brentford’s fixture against Bolton earmarked as a Christmas Community Match

Brentford’s fixture against Bolton on Saturday has been earmarked as a Christmas Community Match. The game, which will see more than 600 tickets given to 11 community projects, is part […]

Recipe for success: how food is helping young people connect with the elderly on our National Citizens Service project

Students from our BTEC programme took part in a unique cooking lesson with Age UK on Monday. The boys, who are completing their Football and Education BTEC programme at West […]

EFL Community and Education Football Alliance launches

The EFL Community & Education Football Alliance (CEFA) launches today, with Brentford hosting Southampton as the new competition gets underway. CEFA is a new football competition consisting of teams represented […]

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