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New Education Partnership with VLUK

We are excited to announce our new BTEC education programme partner VLUK.

Aimed at students aged 16-18, our education programme provides a BTEC qualification as well as the chance to train like a professional footballer every day.



This programme can lead directly into a Degree in a sports related subject such as a BSc (Hons) Physical Education, or provide the platform to go straight into the football industry.

VLUK works with leading professional/semi-professional sports clubs and coaching organisations throughout the United Kingdom to deliver education in the heart of the professional sporting environment.

Lead by senior education professionals & consultants, VLUK provide a range of services to the education sector, designed to compliment existing provision.

The Education Funding Provider and VLUK will monitor the quality of lessons & progress of our learners and work closely with Harrogate Town AFC to achieve this.

Dominic Anderson, Chief Operating Officer at VLUK said “We are really excited about our new partnership with Harrogate Town. They are an excellent club with an amazing setup as well as having a total understanding of the football and education sector.

“I am confident that Harrogate will be a great addition to our expanding group of partners and that they will fully support our students to achieve their ambitions. I’m looking forward to developing this relationship and to ensuring a positive future for everyone involved.”

Our education programme provides the following…
  • Integrated coaching/playing programme
  • Coaching sessions provided by UEFA/FA qualified coaches
  • Designed to follow best practice – rest days, technical training, tactical training 
  • Competitive Fixture Programme against other clubs in the ‘relevant league’
Pathways from our education programme include Higher Education / University, Work Experience, Career in diverse areas of sport, Higher Apprenticeships, Employment, Semi-Professional / Professional football

For more information or to get involved, email Joshfalkingham@harrogatetownafc.com