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Education Overview


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Course Overviews

Secondary Education

Heading for Goal (also known as HFG) is a classroom-based project that works with excluded young people and maximises their potential. We have an onsite classroom at Meadow Lane and excellent teachers who specialise in working with hard-to-engage teenagers and have a record of delivering positive results.

Sports Leaders provides a Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership which is an ideal starting point for learners aged 13 years and over who wish to develop their leadership skills, whilst under the direct supervision of their Tutor/Assessor. The Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership will give learners the chance to develop their organisation, motivation and communication skills, whilst also focusing on positive role models in sport, how to mentor others and how to use leadership skills in a variety of settings [Delivered to Heading for Goal students only].

Post 16 Education

Futsal BTEC is part of The Football League Trust Education and Futsal programme. It allows studetns to study a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure, a BTEC Level 2 Siploma in Sport or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Perfomance and Excellence). The programme gives boys and girls aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to train with our high quality coaches and play for Notts County FC  in The Football League Trust Futsal League.

Apprenticeships we currently have 5 Apprentice Coaches working at Football in the Community. They are studying an NVQ in Sport Development and other sports qualifications over a 12 month to 18 month period.

Higher Education

In partnership with the University of South Wales and The Football League Trust we offer a 2 year Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development.


Education Staff

Education Manager – Martin Carruthers

Education Officer – Dan White

Education Officer – Deon Meikle

Education Officer – Tom Curson

Education Officer – Lorna Squires

Education Officer – Roger Whiting



You can contact Martin by calling 0115 955 7215 or EMAIL