Prospective students invited to learn more about Velocity Football at upcoming virtual open events

Velocity Football can confirm two virtual open events will be held to help prospective students and their parents or carers learn more about the revamped full-time educational academy based at Oxford City FC.

On Thursday, February 25, from 7pm, Velocity Football director Justin Merritt and female head coach Lauren Haynes will co-host a virtual open evening specific to the Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme.

A week later on Wednesday, March 3, again at 7pm, Justin and Lauren will team up again to provide information regarding Velocity’s Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport course to prospective students and their parents or carers.

Both events will also contain input from Mickey Lewis, head coach of Velocity’s male programme, plus insight from a selection of current BTEC students.

To guarantee compliance with the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, next month’s open event will be held via Zoom under the same format as the programme’s previous three BTEC open events.

The evening will offer youngsters and their parents or carers the opportunity to learn more about the programmes that our expert team of UEFA A and B Licence coaches deliver and to raise any questions they may have about the courses via a ‘type and send’ question and answer session.

Viewers will also be able to learn more about the first-class facilities we provide to our students, including a 3G FIFA Pro pitch, a second 3G training pitch, a mini gym, hard courts, classrooms, changing rooms and social areas.

Education will also be covered during the evening with information available on the BTEC courses we deliver in partnership with Ignite Sport UK and Virtual Learning UK.

Velocity Football Director Justin Merritt said: “The three virtual open events we have hosted this academic year have been a tremendous success with a number of youngsters declaring their interest in enrolling into one of our football-based programmes.

“We’re looking forward to educating more people about our improved educational academy based at Oxford City FC and the career pathways we provide to bright individuals.”

Velocity Football’s Higher National Certificate (HNC) course is eligible for any student with 96 UCAS points, a GCSE in English and Maths or access to a HE certificate.

Requirements to enrol with the BTEC programme at four GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths. Students allowed onto the programme with grades 3 and below will study for compulsory England and Maths exams.

To attend either of our upcoming virtual open events and find out more about the exciting pathway Velocity Football can provide, visit and contact the team via our ‘Sign Up’ page.

Alternatively, you can call the Velocity Football team direct on 0300 303 0809 to find out further information or email [email protected]

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