Employability & Football Study Programme & Progressions Hub (Ref 16494)

Employability & Football Study Programme & Progressions Hub (Ref 16494)

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Street League change lives through football, they specialise in helping young people aged 16-24 progress from their own unique football and education programmes into employment or if you would prefer to move forward into education or training. Street League deliver several programmes with their main programmes being run from the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Attercliffe where the likes of Anthony Joshua and other elite athletes train. You also have the opportunity to play football as part of your course if you want to.

Street League Academy – Study Programme – 16-18 year olds

(Next full time programme starts September 2020, but remote learning opportunities to cover some aspects of the Academy programme available now).

Street League will work with you to help you to gain confidence and to improve your key skills in areas such as confidence, teamwork, communication and leadership. You will also work on employability skills such as working on your CV, interview techniques, application forms, mock interviews and key work skills. As well working towards gaining the Level 1 Award in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development you will be have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills in Maths and English up to Level 2 if needed, or you can just work on achieving a qualification in one of these subject areas if you already have a Level 2 or equivalent qualification. This programme includes completing a short work placement which will be sourced according to your needs. You’ll get the chance to take part in daily football activities as well as compete in fixtures and tournaments. Street League have very strong links with some major employers in Sheffield including Premier Inn, The Entertainer, Decathlon, Jewson, SIV, GB Eye Ltd, U-Mix, SUFC Community Foundation and more. This programme can last from between 10 to 20 weeks depending upon your individual needs. Street League will also support you with job, training and course searches to help you to move forward at the end of your programme.


*From September 2020 Bursary available of up to £40/week for eligible 16-18 year olds to cover lunch and travel expenses and sometimes in exceptional circumstances other extra costs*


The Progressions Hub 16 – 30 year olds

(Remote support available now)

You can work on your CV, search and apply for any relevant courses and receive job application support. You can also join in the football activities. This programme is suitable for any young people who are looking for a quicker progression into education, employment or training.


Requirements:  Ideally should be aged 16 – 30 and not in work, education or training.  You don’t need to be interested in football in order to apply as football is optional!


Training:  As outlined above.


Hours:  Minimum of 10 weeks up to 20 weeks (if studying Maths and English), 4 hours per day for 4 days per week Monday to Thursday at EIS.  Extra support is also offered for up to 24 months after the programme through the Street League after-care service.


Incentives:  You will receive a FREE Nike football top and you will have your travel costs (on public transport) reimbursed when attending the programme if 19+

Benefits should not be affected (subject to agreement from Jobcentre Plus) for attending the programme.

*Bursaries available for 16-18 year olds for full time Study Programme starting in September 2020, dependent on meeting the eligibility criteria and providing the required evidence.

Covid-19 update:  Please note that Street League can work with you remotely, but the football element of the programme is not currently available.  The content of programmes may differ from the description above, until restrictions are lifted.


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