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Community Trust Football & Education Scholarship welcoming new students

8 March 2021


Community Trust Football & Education Scholarship welcoming new students

8 March 2021

The Cheltenham Town Community Trust's Football & Education Scholarship is recruiting new students for its September 2021 intake.

The scholarship gives students aged between 16 and 18 the opportunity to represent Cheltenham Town while gaining a nationally recognised qualification through a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

For nine years the Trust have been delivering the course with a 100% pass rate.

Based at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, students balance their educational studies with playing football in the setting of a Football League club.


The academic program allows students to develop a breadth of knowledge, learn essential skills and gain the qualifications required to pursue a career in the sport & leisure industry.

  • Study pitch side at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium
  • Combination of theory and practical lessons in a variety of sports
  • GCSE tutoring available for those who do not gain a 4 in GCSE Maths/English*


Students will be training regularly at a County standard facility to represent Cheltenham Town in the Community & Education Football Alliance League (CEFA).

  • Train twice a week with a UEFA B licensed coach
  • Individual coaching plans as well as team training sessions
  • Performance analysis sessions
  • Play in the full Cheltenham Town kit and travel to matches on the club minibus

Entry Requirements:

  • At least a grade 4 or above in GCSE English & GCSE Maths*
  • GCSE PE/BTEC Sport is desirable but not essential


  • 100% pass rate
  • 92% go on to higher education
  • 55% go on to study on our degree program ran at the football club

*Please note that students who do not meet these entry requirements will be offered tutoring to re-sit if there are places available.

To find out more or to apply for a place on the course, please email or you can go online and fill out the contact form on the Community Trust website.

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