Secondary education, training and careers
We believe our role in supporting young people goes far beyond football. We believe that learning, both formal and informal, should be for life.
Whether it’s through developing life skills and personal attainment, providing on the job training through our employability, training and apprenticeship programmes, or developing young people as a whole through our football and education college programme.
We provide education, personal development and employability opportunities for young people and young adults at all stages of their learning journey.
The Numbers: 2022-23 Season
Participants attending Football and Education College programme
Participants engaging in Secondary Education Premier League Inspires programme
Average contact time per participant
What does this activity mean to me?
I enjoyed meeting everyone on the traineeship and the people that were helping us on the traineeship, it made the whole experience more enjoyable and more beneficial at getting me ready for starting my new job.
You can see clearly that the work that you are doing is changing lives in so many ways. Therefore, if you ever have one of those days when the frustrations of the moment are a distraction .... rest assured you are making a significant difference. I simply want to thank you for the change that you and your team continue to develop in our son.
This course was exactly what he wanted. It has been a revelation, really. Thank you very much.
I love that I have learnt something that will help my future in every Thursday lesson with Fulham. They make us feel comfortable and confident that we can achieve anything we want in the future.
The Inspires programme has had a fantastic impact on the young people in our school. It has given some of our young people the opportunity to improve their skills in a number of different areas whilst teaching them about teamwork and how to communicate with both peers and professionals.
The thing I like about PL Inspires is that they inspire me through workshops, talking about mental health, and help making us feel confident to do things by ourselves (presenting things and Entrepreneur Skills).
I like the fact that we actually do what we say we are going to do, for example, practicing for a presentation, to then preform it to a panel of judges (as part of our social action project).
We get to learn different stuff like business, how the world works and how to help others. It also helps me in my other lessons as we learn stuff that will help us with our futures.
The Fulham staff have been excellent and had a very positive impact on the boys they worked with. Richard and Richmond have done an excellent job of supporting the specific needs of our boys for example organising a vaping/ drugs workshop and careers talk.
The programme has had a hugely positive effect on the behaviour and wellbeing of our students. It has helped allow the students to understand the importance of taking responsibility for their actions as well as helping them to learn from the mistakes that they make.
Students participating in the programme have been very enthusiastic about it and have looked forward to attending the sessions each week. They have developed their confidence and teamwork skills through participation of the programme. Feedback from parents has also been that their children have enjoyed the programme and that they have seen a change in attitude at home.
I like that I can work with new people and progress for my future and that they are nice people you can rely on and talk to.
The FFCF staff who have delivered the PL inspires programme this year have had massive impact on our students. Our students have been able to build up excellent working relationships with all of the facilitators and they have looked forward to them coming into school on a weekly basis. The staff are experts in their field and have been professional at all times. Staff have regularly been in touch with the year team about student progress and have passed on any safeguarding concerns that they have had with urgency. We couldn’t have asked for better facilitators this year and I’m sure that students will always think fondly of the time that they have spent together on this programme (Head of Year).
They make me want to come into school, because the staff are friendly and make me feel welcome.
The programme made me realise that every footballer needs a Plan B after they retire, or in case they don't make it as a professional footballer. So I now see how important my education is so I can have a Plan B.
Events and workshops I’ve taken part in while on the programme have inspired me and given me an interest in what I want to study at university. The program has also showed me that I am able to balance football and school work and I can make sacrifices.
I have seen his motivation, and excitement experienced from being a part of it. He has grown and had the opportunities extended to him to gain insight into FFF through coming to talk about the benefits of the sessions that he has been apart of. Which has positively forced him to face his anxieties amongst the audiences and supporters that makes it all possible. I feel the sessions (theory and practices), opportunity to visit the club and offers to watch matches has helped to put all that was thought into perspective. Although bittersweet that he has come to the end of this experience now having started year 10, it was an experience to remember ending the journey you have enabled him to take, by being involved pre-game and at half-time during the Fulham vs Chelsea match yesterday. He took an anxious step which he will forever remember. And perhaps further excites him towards his future. Thank you for all your support and recognising his motivation at school (Parent).