june, 2020

16jun(jun 16)9:00 am07sep(sep 7)9:00 amPro Direct Academy - Manchester - Boys - Age 16-18

Event Details

Pro:Direct Academy Manchester

Platt Lane Sports Complex, Yew Tree Rd, Manchester M14 7UU

[This centre is on the site of Manchester Metropolitan University]

Education Pathway:
Training Provider: UK Sports Academy Education

The 1 or 2 year full-time Football Education Programmes run by  deliver a sports coaching pathway in:

– BTEC Extended Level 3 in Sport (2 year course), entry Requirements 4 GCSE A – C’s

– BTEC Level 2 in Sport (1 year course with a view to progress to level 3), entry Requirements 1-2 GCSE A-C’s

– Fitness Instructor Level 2 & 3 (1 year course), entry Requirements – Completion of level 2 or 3

– Sport Management or Sports Coaching Degree (3 year course), entry Requirements – Level 3 Completion

What to expect:
– Access to University, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional football, Football coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.

– Play against and trial with professional and semi-pro clubs to develop a football career.

– Enjoy exit routes to the USA via our contacts with universities and experience with scholarship applications.

Head of PDA Manchester: Nathan Valentine
Platt Lane Sports Complex, Yew Tree Rd, Manchester M14 7UU
Contact PDA Manchester


Nathan Valentine – Lead Coach & Tutor at Pro:Direct Academy Manchester
Nathan graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2016 after completing a degree in BA Hons Education Studies with Physical Education. Following this, he completed an SCITT Program through Educate Teacher Training in Secondary Physical Education, working in a range of schools across the economic spectrum and gained ‘Qualified Teacher Status’ as an ‘Outstanding’ teacher in July 2017.

In addition to his academic pursuits, he has gained over 300 first team appearances since 2014 playing for semi professional clubs such as Harrogate Town FC, AFC Liverpool, Radcliffe Borough FC, Frickley Athletic FC, Scarborough Athletic FC and most recently Stalybridge Celtic FC in the Bet Victor Northern Premier League. His most notable achievement was securing promotion to the Northern Premier League with Scarborough Athletic FC in 2017/18 season. He is also proud to have been placed in the Scarborough Athletic Team of the Decade.

Contact PDA Manchester


June 16 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - September 7 (Monday) 9:00 am


Pro Direct Academy - Manchester

Platt Lane Sports Complex, Yew Tree Rd, Manchester, M14 7UU

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