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Whether you're looking to combine academic studies with practical training or undertake a football-only course, we have the programme for you!

Based in England UK, home of the Premier League, Buxton Football Club has partnered with the University of Derby to offer an exceptional opportunity for young footballers from all over the world to fulfill their dreams.

Boasting one of the best 4G pitches in Europe, our idyllic location, with several iconic stadiums including Old Trafford, the Etihad and Anfield nearby, places you at the heart of England, the country that gave the world football.

We are proud to partner with the University of Derby to deliver our educational programme, voted Top 10 in the world for international student learning experience.
The highest performing eligible players will be selected to train with our Development Squad and First Team preparing for a career in football.


Our two year Foundation Degree Programme in Sport Performance and Analysis education and football course at a glance:

  • designed in partnership with industry leaders and delivered flexibly, allowing you to train on a full-time basis

  • gain invaluable knowledge and practical skills, applied experience & relevant vocational qualifications

  • learn from our expert team who are all actively involved in research, high-performance sport and applied sport science consultancy

  • guidance from specialist mentors in areas such as coaching, video analysis, strength & conditioning and talent identification 

Plus an abundance of wider opportunities including:

  • Specialist Sports Nutrition training

  • Muscle Injury Prevention and Sports Rehab

  • Psychology in Sport

  • English Language

The programme also offers the opportunity to:

• Train several hours a day

• Compete in Step 7 of the non-league pyramid

• Utilise the latest in wearable GPS and video technology

• Work with our Coaching Team (UEFA-A and specialist coaches)

• Monthly assessments in the University Sports Centre with its state-of-the-art biomechanics and performance analysis suite

This is a two year course which, once completed, gives you a stand-alone qualification or can be built upon by progressing onto the BSc (Hons) Performance Analysis and Coaching Science degree at the University of Derby.


We also offer a six month football-only* programme giving the opportunity to train and play under our expert coaching team here at Buxton FC.


*no visa required for the six month football-only option 


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