This course is dedicated to developing young racing drivers (aged 12 - 18 years old) while providing a full academic education. Students receive classroom tuition on car control, racing techniques, fitness & nutrition, seat time in professional simulators, as well as karting laps on the track in your own custom made race suit.
The experience and expertise of the course tutors is second to none with Darren Turner (ex-Formula 1 test driver and double Le Mans winner), Gerry Convy (fitness trainer who has worked with David Coulthard, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sir Jackie Stewart, and others), and Munir Caine & Geoff Deacon who have over 30 years professional experience in motorsport.
Fees cover all tuition, accommodation costs, meals, track time, tyres, fuel, and racewear.
This programme is targeted to those aged 14 - 19 years old.
Weekday mornings are devoted to: skills training, technical player development, fitness training & physical development, classroom based tactical seminars, and examination of match footage under the direction of FA qualified coaches.
Afternoon studies are based on individual student academic requirements for GCSEs and A Levels.
The Academy Football XI play competitive matches on a weekly basis, and students also have the opportunity to take part in professional trial games. There are also regular excursions to professional football matches, tours to major football stadiums as well as to local and national places of interest.
When can students start?
All academic programmes start in September or January, and tailored short programmes are available all year by arrangement.
Key things to remember
Set near the historic market town of Market Harborough, the boarding house is ideally located for all age groups to take advantage of both the rural settings, and excellent transport links - with London less than an hour away by train. It is a campus college that:
is non selective & co-educational (girls & boys)
has small class sizes with an average of 8 per class
has a 90% pass rate for A Levels
has excellent progression routes to top UK & international universities
has a high level of welfare and pastoral support with experienced, professional boarding staff
meets individual student needs
provides a balance of study & extra-curricular activities
offers Halal food and support for religious observance
has over 30 different nationalities studying different programmes to encourage true multi-cultural interaction