Fulham FC Foundation runs successful educational programmes, including; Premier League Reading Stars, Double Club, Enterprise, Apprenticeships, Diplomas, Work Experience, and Mentoring.
Curriculum and Extra-curricular Education
Fulham FC Foundation Lifelong Learning can contribute to school CVA scores by increasing attainment, pupil engagement & progress and supporting special educational needs groups.
We can also link the initiatives and elements of the scheme outlined below to Diplomas, BTECs, Foundation Learning and National Curriculum Syllabus including Literacy and Numeracy, PHSCE, and PE.
Double Clubs run in local schools during curriculum time and out of school hours. The Fulham FC Double Club model is based on the prestigious Arsenal FC Double Club and the popularity of playing football is the inspiration behind this.
The aim is to raise literacy and numeracy ability levels, confidence and self-esteem of young people in key stages 2 and 3, by using resources about Fulham and football. These sessions are combined with a parallel programme of football coaching. One of our notable successes was raising students' literacy scores by 92% over the course of three terms across the four schools involved.
We can deliver flexible holiday programmes on school premises. We have experience of delivering 2 hr classroom sessions followed by 2hrs of physical activity and sport with a trip to a match day as a reward for attendance at the end of the week. All young people receive a certificate of learning. This is just one example of the types of Lifelong Learning schemes we can run in the school holidays.
Fulham FC Foundation delivers a life skills’ qualification at EL3 or L1 on the National Qualifications Framework. Candidates will learn the links between activity and better health, and how to analyse their lifestyle, put together a strategy to improve nutritional habits, and take up opportunities of becoming more active in their daily life. The programme delivery is flexible however we suggest 2 hrs of classroom and 1 hr of Sports coaching a week.
The Fulham Football Club Foundation, in partnership with local secondary schools, can host your Transitional programmes. The transition programme is aimed at preparing a young person’s move from primary school to secondary school.
Plans to support the transition would start in year 5 and/or 6 and would cover the five transition phases from administrative, social and personal, curriculum, pedagogy and management of learning. Our Transition programme is adaptable and flexible to suit the needs of the primary school but would generally take place as after school or in school holidays. For more information on Double Club, please contact us on: 0870 442 5432.
The Enterprise one day Challenge is where students are divided into teams which are structured similar to a Football club’s departmental structure. They will be given real-life problems encountered by a department in the club, and compete against other teams by thinking of innovative solutions to the problem. The time of the activity can be tailored to the school timetable and the schools' availability.
Our Enterprise Challenge can be tailored bespoke to the school or partners needs. The activity is set specifically from a real business challenge and students are divided into teams and are given the opportunity to come up with innovative ways to solve the business challenge. The teams then present back to a panel of judges and are rewarded accordingly for their ideas. We also tie this model into the National Global Enterprise Week.
Finally, the interactive Enterprise Stadium Tour can bring to life the business side of a football club by giving a tour of Craven Cottage. Looking at business elements throughout the tour, the students gain valuable information about how a Premier League stadium operates. The tour is based on a one-hour tour and one-hour classroom activity. For more information on Enterprise, please contact us on: 0870 442 5432.
Fulham Football Club Education and Activity Day
We are able to customise an educational delivery day for schools that is flexible to their individual needs.
The day could include one or all of the following:
A Stadium tour of Craven Cottage
An enterprise, numeracy, healthy living or literacy classroom activity
A physical activity session
For more information on flexible delivery days, please contact us on 0870 442 5432 .
Fulham FC Foundation would be willing to support university placements in order for students to gain an insight into the Sports industry and understand how a charity runs. Places are limited per year. Please also see Community Champions Volunteering. For more information on University Placements, please contact us on 0870 442 5432.
Fulham Football Club Foundation runs a work experience programme which offers one to two week placements to students over the age of 14. All placements are based within the Foundation office at Motspur Park and involves both practical and office based elements. For more information on Work Experience placements, please contact us on 0870 442 5432.
The role of mentoring within Fulham FC Foundation is to help improve the young people we work with on a number of our projects. Mentoring is a long standing form of training, learning and development and an increasingly popular tool for supporting personal development. Mentoring within Fulham FC Foundation is particularly used for the volunteers who form part of the Community Champions programme in order for them to meet their own development goals.
This initiative enables young people and adults to gain access to experienced business employees from Fulham FC and other local businesses who will act as mentors. We will match a young person with a 'Mentor', and through regular contact with each other, the mentor will support, guide and assist the Mentee to achieve an objective or chosen goal. This might be with career advice or knowledge on a certain school subject. This scheme is based on the mentees needs and will be flexible to suit any timeframe and availability. For more information on Mentoring, please contact us on 0870 442 5432.
Training Ground Careers Tour
This interactive tour can bring to life the business side of a football club by giving a tour of the Fulham FC Training Ground. Looking at business elements throughout the tour, the students gain valuable information about how a football club operates and they also get the opportunity to meet club staff members from different departments.