Education and Football Development Centres

Our Education and Football Development Centres provide the perfect platform for young people (boys and girls aged 15-21 years old) with a passion for playing and learning about football. Our carefully selected Education partners share our values around providing extensive opportunities and pathways for all young people to succeed and reach their full potential. The programme is devised to develop players as an individual and in a team environment, whilst ensuring they receive the best education possible.

Delivered by our experienced FA and UEFA-qualified coaches, each programme is unique and offers something different to meet the needs of every young person. With a coaching team who are well-versed with the Club's unique methodology and Academy Philosophy, alongside a variety of playing opportunities within competitive leagues, we ensure players receive the best coaching and playing experience based on their level of ability.


Programme FAQs


Where can I find more information about your Education and Football Development Centres?

To find more information on our Education and Football Development Centres, please visit our Partners page.


What course can I study alongside the Tottenham Hotspur football programme?

Our education partners offer a variety of different courses at all qualification levels.

Please visit our Partners page where you can find more information on what courses are available at each partner site, and what steps you need to take to apply.


How old do I need to be to get onto the programme?

Further Education Programmes (Sixth Forms and Colleges) are available for those who are going to complete their GCSEs (in Year 11), or those who are 16-19 years old.

Higher Education Programmes are for those aged 18+ who have completed Further Education and are looking for a university level programme.


Do you offer girls-only Post-16 programmes?

Yes, we currently have girls-only programmes at:

We also have mixed groups (girls and boys) at:


Recruitment and Trials FAQs


How can I sign up/apply to your Education/Post-16 programmes?

Please visit our Partners website to sign up/apply for an Education/Post-16 programme. You can view which partners we work with through this page.


Do I need to trial?

We highly recommend all players attend a trial/taster session. Please book this directly with your education partner of choice.


What do I need to bring to the trial?

  • Appropriate football training attire (warm/waterproof jacket appropriate for wet weather football)
  • Correct footwear (please check this with the education provider before you attend the trial)
  • Plenty of fluids and snacks
  • Shin pads (compulsory for all players)
  • Goalkeeper gloves (if you have them and want to use them)
  • Any medication (please pass this on to the head coach before the session)


Is there anything else I need to remember for the trial?

Arrive early for registration.

Please provide emergency contact details during the booking process.

Please ensure that you have fully disclosed any medical conditions (including learning difficulties) prior to the programme commencing so we can plan accordingly. Bring any medication (including your inhaler/EpiPen if you have one) to every session in a clear plastic pouch/folder with your name clearly labelled on the outside. Please hand this to the Head Coach on arrival so they can easily access this on the sideline if needed.


When are your open days/recruitment events?

We host our annual open/recruitment event each year at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. This usually takes place in January. For further information, please contact

Each education provider hosts multiple open days/evenings throughout the calendar year. To see which education providers we work with, please visit our Partners page.

Please refer to the education provider's website for details on their next open event.


Where do you offer this programme?

We offer this programme across Hertfordshire, Essex and London. Please visit our Partners page to find out more information on where we offer this programme.




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