Frequently Asked Questions
Q What are the Academy’s most recent academic results?
A 100% pass rate for 19/20 BTEC qualifications.
Q How do BTECS compare to A levels
The level 3 extended diploma is equivalent in UCAS points to three A level passes.
Please click here to learn how BTECs compare to A levels
Q Will Academy players get first team football opportunities?
A Every young footballer knows that they need first team football experience to progress.
Many football academies give false promises.
More Academy players at Carshalton Athletic have played regular first team football than any other football academy in our league or ANY league above. In the last full playing season - five out of the eleven REGULAR starting players were current or ex-academy students. Many have progressed into fully paid part or full-time footballers.
Q Will students train with the First team manager?
A The First Team Manager, Peter Adeniyi is also the Academy Manager. Peter takes almost every training session and match throughout the two-year programme. This direct relationship between the First Team Manager and Academy players explains why so many get their opportunity in the first team.
Q What about technology?
A Whether a final career is on or off the pitch, one thing is for sure, understanding of technology is important, both in and out of worktime. Paul Dipre, the Academy Principle, an expert in telecoms, software architecture and computer programming has designed the delivery of the Academy programme to incorporate the technologies that will be important for students to become familiar with.
Q Will students have to provide their own laptops and software for the course?
A No, the Academy provides a state-of-the-art laptop for course work, a Google Education account and a suite of personal software.
Q Will national COVID19 lockdowns affect the Academy programme?
A During the lockdowns of 2020, students took their laptops home and classes were delivered over the internet using Google Classroom - the same delivery system as students used in classrooms. So the academic part of programme and learning was not affected. Playing football was restricted by the government but training regimes were still put in place for individuals to complete at home.
Q What about breakfast and lunch for students?
A The Academy benefits from the Club’s modern kitchens and experienced chefs. We provide breakfast and a two-course lunch every day. The food is particularly good.
Q Do students have to pay, wash and maintain their own football kit?
A No, football kit is provided, paid, washed and prepared by the Football Club.
Q Are leisure and recreational facilities on site?
A Yes, there is a clubhouse with three large screen TVs, two PlayStation rigs, a table tennis table, table football and board games. Students enjoy our leisure facilities during break periods and at the end of the day.
Q What about life skills?
A Besides the academic and football programmes, our life-skills curriculum includes a range of short courses/tutorials to help students be successful and content in life generally. Current life skills training includes: money matters, mental wellbeing, interview skills and emergency first aid.
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