Limited Places Remain for Post 16 Education Pathway

Following GCSE Results Day, we have a very limited number of places available for students who wish to join our Post 16 Education Pathway, and play their way to a better future.

Starting in September, we will be offering students the opportunity to study towards a BTEC Level Three Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development, as well as giving them the chance to represent Mansfield Town Football in the Community in our 11-A-Side team, set to patriciate in the CEFA League.

The Post 16 Education Pathway focusses on student development within a more vocational setting, with smaller learning group sizes having proven to help students develop and set them onto the career path of their choice, within sport or otherwise.

Equivalent too three A-Levels (extended diploma) – completing the course can lead into a number of areas, including higher education, apprenticeships or full, or part-time, work in a number of areas from personal fitness trainer and sports coach, to teacher or physiotherapy.

Education Officer Elizabeth Regan said “I’m really excited about re-starting in September, so far we’ve recruited a very good set of students and with only a few spaces remaining – I’m encouraging anyone who has an interest in Sport to come forward and give this a go.

“The last Academic Year has been a nightmare for everyone concerned and I know they’ll be some students out there right now who, having been given their exam results, simply don’t know where to turn or who may be anxious about taking the next step.

“We are open for anyone who wishes to come and get some advice and who wishes to talk about the options available to them locally within sport. A lot of people look at the qualification we offer and presume it’s directed towards a career playing football, but actually it’s geared towards letting pupils explore other options within the industry, from coaching and fitness training, to other areas such as journalism, data management, physiotherapy and much more”

Students who wish to join our course require FOUR GCSE Grades 9-4, these do NOT have to include Maths or English as we have specialist tutors and learning time to achieve these grades in future. Alternatively students can join if they have achieved a BTEC Level Two in Sport – submit your grades now by clicking here     

Parents, or students, wishing to receive more information can book an appointment to see our Education Officer by emailing


Students will work towards a BTEC Level Three Diploma or Extended Diploma is Sports Coaching and Development – with the final overall grade determined by coursework rather than an exam.

Over the two-year course, they will complete a number of units which will help them prepare for and understand a multitude of careers available within the sports industry.  


Throughout the two-year course, students will be working with our highly experienced coaching team and will be given the opportunity to undertake some valuable ‘hand on’ experience, volunteering at a range of our activities.

This includes coaching, refereeing, organising events and much more.

Play & Develop

Running alongside our Education sessions, students will also be able to train daily and participate in regular competitive 11-a-side matches against other Education Trust Sides locally and nationally – ran by the EFL Trust and LFE.

With training headed up by a UEFA B Licenced coach, it’s a great way to not only develop footballing skills in a competitive environment, but also learn the tricks of the trade for those wishing to pursue a career within coaching.