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Myerscough earns England Football ‘Accredited College’ status

Monday 4 Dec 2023

Myerscough College has been chosen as one of only a handful of colleges to achieve accreditation through the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) Accreditation Stars System.

Ecfa Accredited Landscape (1)

The accreditation is a new tool that for AoC (Association of Colleges) Sport member colleges to be recognised for the good practice that exists within their football study programmes, and provides a platform of criteria for colleges to aspire to and raise the profile of football programmes across the country.

Recognition is awarded via ‘stars’ with one star, two stars and three stars attainable for each strand as well as for the overall college football offer. Myerscough has achieved the one star award.

Institutions recognised need to consider their extra-curricular football provision across four areas: participation, competition, workforce, and community.

These pillars represent:

Providing inclusive playing opportunities

Supporting talent

Developing a student workforce

Engaging with the community

Colleges are required to submit evidence across the year against each criteria via a digital evidence folder. Stars are then awarded at the end of the year based on evidence provided.

Myerscough’s football study programmes enjoy a fantastic reputation for developing and preparing our students for employment in a variety of roles across the football industry.

Over the years a number of players have gone on to break into professional football at various levels across the football pyramid, reflecting our fantastic practical football provision.

Meanwhile, we have also helped many students to develop into excellent coaches, working in professional football, in the UK and beyond.

Applications are now open for September 2024 entry.

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