Study and train with the Community Trust

Applications are now open for the 2020/21 BCFC Community Trust Football and Education Programme.

Do you want to study, train and compete with Birmingham City Football Club's Community Trust? 

The programme is delivered by Birmingham City Community Trust in partnership with North Birmingham Academy and the EFL Trust.

There are two full time academic programmes available; OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma and the Level 3 Diploma.  

Students will study at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium and North Birmingham Academy, train on the professional facilities at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Training Centre and have the opportunity to compete in the EFL Community & Education Football Alliance.

You’ll be provided with travel to games, training and lectures, have the opportunity to participate in our pre-season training camps and end of season tours in the UK and abroad and receive coaching from UEFA A Licence staff.

The course is available to male and female students aged 16+ with a minimum of four GCSE at grades 4 and above.

For more information about the programme, click here


Find out more about the programme at our Open Evening on Thursday 15 October from 6.30pm-7.30pm. The session will take place via Zoom.


Trials will take place at North Birmingham Academy School on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 27 October – 11am-1pm (10.30am arrival)
  • Thursday 29 October – 11am-1pm (10.30am arrival)

Please note we cannot accommodate walk-up’s on the day due to COVID restrictions.

To register your place or for more information, please email