Exhibitor List from the 2013 event
Anglia Ruskin University
Renowned for their practical, relevant and flexible higher level qualifications, Anglia Ruskin University offers unique and innovative distance learning opportunities tailored to football players, academy staff and club administrators, in both management and sport. Anglia Ruskin recently topped a Sunday Times University Guide survey in teaching satisfaction for sports subjects.
Arsenal in the Community
Arsenal in the Community (AitC) is a department of Arsenal Football Club and was established in 1985. It delivers a wide range of community initiatives; many of which have been developed in response to local need and make contributions to the development of young people and communities.
Bishop Burton College
Bishop Burton College's prestigious sporting facilities are the finest and most complete in the region and our talented Rugby Academy players access first-class coaching and sports development, whilst taking advantage of the College’s portfolio of Higher Education courses.
BMW and MINI operate in a fast moving environment that offers great opportunities and challenges alike. At BMW we offer a range of specially tailored apprenticeship programmes. Each programme will progress a learner to an Advanced Level Apprenticeship whilst being employed at a BMW Group Dealership.
The British Army
The British Army offers some of the best part time or full time career opportunities available to UK, Commonwealth and Irish citizens today, coupled with an action packed lifestyle, that many people would find hard to resist. Why not satisfy your curiosity and speak to an Army Careers Advisor today!
The British Racing School
The British Racing School provides purpose built facilities to promote and encourage young people who have the potential to ride as professional jockeys. Since it was established the School has developed and flourished to its current position as the Centre of Excellence for training in the racing industry, providing a whole range of different courses and training.
BSM (British School of Motoring)
Our great value course provides everything you need to become a first class BSM driving instructor. After all, as the UK's longest established driving school with over 100 years in the industry, helping you qualify is what we're here for. We know you'd rather be behind the wheel than in front of the whiteboard. So we've designed our course to help you do just that – with no classroom sessions throughout the course.
Burton Albion Community Trust
Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) is a registered charity and an award winning organisation. BACT deliver programmes across five main themes: Participation, Social Inclusion, Disability, Education and Health. Having such a variety of themed programmes enable BACT to be an influential partner in all aspects of the local community and also allow us to have a wider impact both regionally and nationally.
Careers in Fitness Ltd
Careers In Fitness is proud to be one of the UKs leading training providers. The company was setup in 2003, and although still a relatively new company by industry standards we pride ourselves in the quality of Trainers and Teachers we release into the Fitness industry.
Discovery Learning offers flexible fitness courses tailored to suit those entering a new profession or wanting to work alongside an existing football career. We have a range of industry recognised qualifications at affordable prices with venues nationwide.
DKH Legacy Trust
The DKH Legacy Trust’s mission is to harness the expertise of sporting champions and realise the talents in others. Having seen the effect elite sports performers have on young people as role models and mentors, Dame Kelly set up the Trust to Inspire young people and unlock life chances for them by improving their skills, knowledge and self belief through support and mentoring projects with sporting champions.
FA Learning is the coach education and training arm of The Football Association. Based at St George’s Park, The FA’s national football centre in Burton-Upon-Trent, FA Learning is dedicated to improving the standard of coaching in England by creating recognised, formal qualification pathways for coaches at all levels.
The FA / Professional Game Match Officials Limited
With the advent of professional referees in 2001, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) was formed to provide match officials for all professional football matches played in England. They provide a varied set of training sessions at variable intensities ensuring that match officials are at peak fitness to officiate at the top level of the game.
The Financial Adviser School
The Financial Adviser School is part of Sesame Bankhall Group, the UK’s largest provider of retail financial advice and is sponsored by Partnership, Friends Life, Aviva, Aegon and Zurich. Jointly, we are committed to nurturing and developing the next generation of professional financial advisers.
Fit for Sport
Fit For Sport, the UK'S leading healthy lifestyle activities provider, have over 20 years of experience in delivering children and family activities. We are committed to engaging and educating children through activity on the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.
Looking for a new career? Gym Instructor, Studio Instructor, Personal Trainer. Interested in fitness? FIT UK can help you gain the skills and qualifications to develop a successful career in the Health and Fitness Industry. We provide a range of low cost flexible training solutions to meet your career goals.
Focus Fitness UK
Focus Fitness UK is committed to producing excellent personal trainers. We do this by employing the best tutors and by providing, via dedicated mentors, a unique aftercare programme so that each and every graduate from our courses leaves confident and ready to train any client.
The Football League Trust
The Football League Trust was established in 2007, funded by the Premier League, the FA and the PFA. The Trust's role is to manage Community and Youth Development activities at Football League clubs. Through the power of football, The Trust aims to make a difference to people's lives by providing them with the best possible opportunities and recognising their achievements to inspire them both inside and outside of the game.
Footytotz is an early years educational development and football play programme for 2-5 year olds. For the right person Footytotz offers an exciting employment opportunity to run your own business and is for those who have a passion for football, sport, education and working with young children.
Hartpury Sport provides both high standard academic courses and the facilities and support services required to train, compete and win at the highest level in your chosen sport. The Hartpury Football Academy provides talented young footballers with the opportunity to combine high quality football development with continued academic study.
Inspiresport provide once-in-a-lifetime sports development tours to schools and clubs. Through partnerships with some of the leading names in sport, we offer young teams of aspiring football, rugby, netball and hockey players the opportunity to receive comprehensive training from professional coaches at top-class destinations across the world.
Kick It Out
Scholars are welcome on April 10 in London at 'Raise Your Game', a unique mentoring and leadership opportunity hosted by Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign. It will provide an insight into the employment pathways the game has to offer, away from playing, with a chance for participants to speak to key figures on hand to help.
League Football Education (LFE)
LFE manage the educational programme for Apprentices at Football League Clubs over a two-year period when all Apprentices will complete the Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (ASE) programme. As part of LFE’s commitment to help aid Apprentices with Exit & Progression from the ASE programme, LFE have been proactively engaging with educational institutions, employers and industry specific training organisations to create pathways into alternative careers.
learndirect is the UK’s largest provider of online learning and Apprenticeships. We help boost the confidence and efficiency of adults and young people through new skills and qualifications. Through our extensive portfolio of courses and qualifications we offer everything from basic skills and on-demand training, to apprenticeships and higher level skills.
Leeds City College
Leeds City College is the UK's third largest FE establishment, delivering a wide variety of BTECs, A-Levels, Foundation Degrees, and Top-Ups. We provide a vibrant, multicultural learning environment, which is supportive and inspiring. The College is renowned for, with National Skills Academy status in, a number of specialism's.
Lifetime is one of the UK's top training providers, offering a wide choice of training solutions to our customers ranging from the assessment of training and development needs for large organisations to course advice and industry recognised qualifications for individual learners.
Liverpool John Moores University
The School of Sport & Exercise Sciences at Liverpool JMU is uniquely positioned within the higher education sector in offering a range of current and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. We offer a BSc(Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science, Science & Football and Applied Sport Psychology. The programmes are exciting, contemporary and applied in nature that develop students' skills, qualities and knowledge to be successful in a variety of industries.
Loughborough College delivers flexible and online BTEC and Foundation Degree courses aiming to compliment elite performers training and competition needs. Working with the athlete we develop study plans to support remote learning with individual tutor guidance. We also offer full-time higher education courses validated by Loughborough University.
Loughborough University Football
Loughborough University and its Football Program are synonymous with sporting excellence. Focused on enjoyment, development, and achievement, the highly qualified and experienced coaching staff can call upon world-class facilities and excellent sports science and medicine support to provide a fantastic environment for young footballers as they continue their education.
Loughborough University Rugby
Building a life time of Success: Loughborough University is the best integrated rugby and academic program in the world. Our experiences based program is aimed at developing players and people. Success is 'being the best I can be'.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is one of the most popular universities in the UK with over 35,000 students. We offer Undergraduate courses that include Foundation, HND and Degree programmes, to Postgraduate courses. Our academic staff are approachable and dedicated researchers, lecturers, as well as professional members of national and international bodies.
Newcastle University is one of the top universities in the UK for competitive sport, consistently finishing within the top 10 of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings. The Performance Sport Programme aims to maximise the performance of its representative teams and individual athletes within the BUCS programme and National leagues.
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Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University takes an innovative and forward thinking approach to providing a superior higher education experience. Our developmental approach to sport widens the student experience and nurtures excellence. We have 24,000 students and are investing £200 million across our three campuses to create an inspiring learning environment.
NSPP Vocational Training
NSPP has a fantastic track record of delivering nationally recognised training programmes within the construction and preparation for work sectors. Approved by CITB-Construction Skills and City & Guilds, we deliver training around Greater Manchester, Birmingham and Derbyshire, specialising in Plastering, Brickwork, Painting & Decorating and General Construction diplomas and Apprenticeships.
OLCI Construction Training
OLCI Construction Training is the UK's No.1 Construction Training Provider – with 13 centres nationwide. Training fits around your other commitments and can lead to industry recognised qualifications in plumbing, gas, electrical and renewable energy. Once qualified, we could even support you in running your own business or joining a company.
Pass4Soccer are the LFE recommended partner for soccer scholarships in the USA. We cover all aspects from Introductions/Recommendations to US Coaches, Admission, NCAA/NAIA Clearing, Visas and Post Placement aftercare for all scholars and their parents. Pass4Soccer also organise US Showcase matches and US Tour visits.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Playing Safely)
Playing Safely is a Pennine Care health awareness programme delivered into the academies of professional football clubs to academy scholars aged between 16 and 18. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to people living in the boroughs of Bury, Oldham and Rochdale. We also provide mental health services in Stockport and Tameside and Glossop, as well as parts of the High Peak, East Lancashire and North Manchester.
Perform is the official healthcare provider for St. Georges Park. Home to top-class clinicians and state-of-the-art equipment, the Perform centre offers sports and exercise medicine, performance science, injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning. Perform is partnering with the PFA to offer residential rehabilitation for 900 players over the next three years.
Playface supports grass roots sport by providing online resources to help clubs and teams organise their activities. Together with our partners in football we are working to deliver ‘Dads Football’. Dads Football is a new concept which gets players back into football by creating groups around parents and schools. We will create new ‘school teams’ of dads who will then play flexible format football, often using school facilities.
Poms2Oz is a support program for people migrating to Australia. It was created in an effort to help build a talent pool of footballers for Australian soccer and provide opportunities for young people who want to experience Aussie life. Some inclusions in our support are football placement, job assistance, accommodation, networking events & mentoring.
Premier Sport is a children's coaching company which specialises in sports teaching and instruction in curriculum time as well as extracurricular kids clubs. They provide a network of fully trained and qualified coaches across the UK, offering sports coaching to children of primary school age.
Professional Footballers' Association (PFA)
PFA Education provides advice and guidance for the provision of educational and vocational courses, in preparation for a second career, for all registered and ex-registered Football League and FA Premier League players and members of the PFA.
The pioneer in performance analysis, Prozone has been empowering data with meaning since 1998. Working with football's elite, we provide expert technology and consultancy to create world-leading insights. Analysing objective data from more than 10,000 games every season, we help 250 clubs across five continents to achieve genuine on-field advantage.
The Royal Marines
The Royal Marines are famous the world over as the Royal Navy’s soldiers at sea. Tough and resilient, a Commando is part of a special brotherhood serving globally 24 hours a day. From the Arctic to Afghanistan, Royals are making their mark.
The Royal Navy
There are well over 5000 jobs available in the Naval Service and the variety of opportunities is immense. From Mine Clearance Diver to Royal Marines Commando, there might well be the perfect job for you. Try our Job Finder tool to see what jobs you could do.
SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being. We are the only organisation throughout the UK that is responsible for improving skills across the whole of the active leisure and learning workforce – this includes the sport, fitness, outdoors, playwork and caravan industries.
Explore your world! Smaller Earth offers meaningful gap year opportunities, giving you the opportunity to work, travel and volunteer around the globe. Whether you want to spend your gap year hitting the ski slopes of Canada while being paid to work a ski season, or volunteering as a football coach in Hungary, we have 70 programs worldwide so guarantee there is something out there for you.
Sports Leaders UK
Sports Leaders UK deliver sports leadership awards and qualifications to more than 160,000 people a year. Learners from nine years old can achieve awards and nationally recognised qualifications. Sports Leaders UK helps develop essential life skills including organisation, motivation, communication and working with others.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service undertake a number of activities, all aimed at making our Staffordshire communities safer and stronger. We know that responding to emergencies is our first duty but we also recognise we can help prevent fires in the home and at work - so hopefully you'll never need to dial 999.
Established in 1992, Staffordshire University has evolved into one of the countryís most dynamic, progressive and forward-thinking learning institutions. Explore our wide range of exciting and groundbreaking courses in the area of sports, leisure and media; study in state of the art facilities for journalism and technology work with tutors with in-depth industry experience.
Stoke-on-Trent 6th Form College
Stoke-on-Trent 6th Form College is home to 1,700 students and moved to its new ‘state of the art’ campus in September 2010. Courses offered include over 40 different A Levels, a range of BTEC qualifications and Foundation years for university degree courses. Over a quarter of students study a sports related qualification. All college students have access to outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities at Fenton Manor Sports Complex.
Student Loans Company
The Student Loans Company is a non-profit making Government-owned organisation set up to provide financial support for people studying at universities and colleges throughout the UK. That means that we pay loans and non-repayable grants for living costs and studying expenses and we provide loans to meet the costs of tuition fees, which we pay directly to universities and colleges on behalf of students. We also collect repayments from customers no longer in higher education.
Founded by former athletes, we now train current professional athletes and golfers in movement foundations and conditioning. We also run education nationwide giving trainers the opportunity to gain unique knowledge and join an elite group of conditioning coaches at Surpass.
Team Northumbria is the sport service of Northumbria University. Team Northumbria provides students, staff and members of the public with a world of sporting opportunity, fitness and activity. Over many years, Team Northumbria has forged a strong reputation for increasing participation and raising the level of performance.
Tresham College of Further & Higher Education
Tresham's U18 Junior and U21 Senior Academies offer promising players the chance to train and study as professional athletes whilst making the transition to senior level football and the professional game, assisting in their development as players, students and young people.
University of Bath
The University of Bath Performance Football programme is a full time programme, which combines a training programme with an academic course. Training takes place at the Universities Sports Training Village, hosts to many teams during the 2012 Olympic and paralympics. The University of Bath have a history of producing players that have gone back into professional football and also students that have graduated and progressed into job in the sport and football industries.
University of Bristol
The University is internationally renowned and one of the very best in the UK, due to its outstanding teaching and research, its superb facilities and highly talented students and staff. Its students thrive in a rich academic environment which is informed by world-leading research.
University of Gloucestershire
The University of Gloucestershire has enjoyed 150 years of sporting achievements, both on and off the pitch. Our students have produced Olympic and Commonwealth success officiated at the very highest levels, scaled the heights as coaches and managers and have made genuine and long lasting contributions to their local communities.
University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is committed to nurturing sporting and academic excellence and is recognised for its unique combination of world-class degree programmes, exceptional facilities and outstanding coaching. The university also hosts a comprehensive programme of support services, including strength and conditioning, sports physiotherapy and massage, video analysis and sports science testing.
University of Stirling
Football scholarships at the University of Stirling, Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, provide the perfect platform to achieve in sport and education. Players benefit from funding, high quality coaching and sports science support all centred around world class sports facilities on our scenic sports campus.