Take your passion for the beautiful game into another league.

Learn to become a professional coach

And get qualified to work in football and other sports


A unique and exciting programme for young people who want to start a career in sports coaching.


And you could be signed up for the September season in days!
Fantastic opportunity for football-lovers.
Learn about techniques and strategy.
Active, fun programme for 2023.
Rachael Potter
Learn in a variety of locations…
…even on the beach!


  • Kick off a thrilling career with our hugely successful Football and Education Programme! Offering a unique and exciting route into sports coaching, this is your chance to score big in the sports industry. Join us and transform your passion into a profession!
  • Complete course based at our Riverbank Campus in Newport, combining playing, training and studying.
  • Learn from current industry professionals and sports coaching specialists.


But if you want to take it seriously, we have just the course for you.


Whether you’re an aspiring coach or simply love the sport of football, HTP is the place for you. From September, our Riverbank Campus in Newport will be offering you the chance to learn the fundamentals of sports coaching. You’ll train and play under the guidance of our experienced professionals, allowing you to put your skills to the test on the pitch.


We’ve thrown everything at this course to ensure that every individual can achieve their goals! With practical training, competitive matches and performance-based sessions, you’ll learn by doing – and gain a hands-on experience to all things football and sports coaching. You will study the latest techniques and strategies, led by our experienced team in a supportive and inclusive environment.


Join our team, and take your first steps towards a career in the sports industry. Whether you want to pursue football specifically, or sports coaching in general, our programme will improve your skills and knowledge to help you reach your potential. So don’t wait – sign up for the September 2024 season today! Get ready to take your passion for football and education to the next level with HTP Apprenticeship College.

If you’re aged 16-18* and would like to know more, get in touch with our expert team now!
*Up to age 24 if you hold an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
The programme at a glance:
  • Level 2 or 3 full-time programmes for 16-18* year olds, based in Newport.
  • Learn the fundamentals of coaching from current industry professionals and expert educators.
  • Gain knowledge, skills and nationally recognised qualifications. English and Maths also included if required.
  • Complete sports specific work experience, whether in coaching, officiating or an organising capacity.
  • Meet like-minded people, with similar interests and passion.
Qualifications you could achieve:
  • Level 2 Diploma in Sports Coaching
  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports and Exercise
Jacob Toms

Jacob Toms

Programme Leader

Meet Jacob. He’s an experienced sports trainer and coach – having worked for various professional football clubs, including Southampton FC and Chelsea FC. Jacob is also currently involved with both Portsmouth FC Academy and England Beach Soccer. His background is varied across sports coaching, and he’s really passionate about helping young people access opportunities so they can embark on a career in the sports industry!

Jacob’s 2023-24 season recap

Our inaugural season has been an extremely enjoyable first year, with the programme enjoying multiple successes, both on and off the pitch!

From a player’s perspective, this year has been a thrilling one for HTP as we ventured into our first-ever competitive football matches. We’ve had the opportunity to compete across the Island and the South Coast, engaging in exciting fixtures through the ESFA Super League as well as various football and futsal friendlies. As summer approaches and we near the conclusion of our inaugural year, our players are looking forward to training on the sand and experiencing the unique challenges and joys of beach soccer matches!

Now with one eye on September and a strong recruitment cycle behind us, we’re looking forward to providing increased competition. Which will see the continued offer of mixed football, whilst also providing specific fixtures for our male and female footballers.

Where we are:

We’re at Riverbank Campus, Little London, Newport PO30 5BS