Alternative Provision Academy

The Millwall AP Academy Programme is a part-time alternative education provision delivered by the trust and acts as a precursor to our post-16 football academy programme. The AP Academy provides Key stage 4 and Year 9 students opportunities to study towards YMCA Fitness Activity qualification, Employability,, and industry specific qualifications at Level 1 and 2, whilst partaking in practical, sport-related activities and learning within a professional football industry setting. The curriculum offers both non-formal theory and practical activities and work experience taster. 

The key aim is to help re-engage targeted students in learning and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for employment in the sports industry sector as well as provide cover supervision support for students with their school core curriculum e.g. English, Maths, and ICT. 

The trust has experienced coaches, tutors and mentors who provide students with real life experiences of working within the sports sector and offers clear and direct routes into further education programmes, coaching and employment. The programme delivers a distinct pathway and accreditation programme qualifications outlined below:

AP Aspire pathway – For those with aspirations to learn and work within the wider football and sport industry 

AP Elite pathway – Precursor to Millwall’s Post 16 Academy programme for those identified with ambition to develop as football players 

AP Girls pathway – During and after school programme supporting girls' football and sport industry aspirations and development 

AP Engage - Bespoke life skill, career, and employability workshops delivered onsite at schools by Millwall tutors, coaches and mentors

Millwall Progress Coach secondment – Trust staff supporting in school settings enhancing delivery via either supervision, TA, and coaching roles.

Core Qualification offer:

  • YMCA L1 Fitness & Physical Activity Award (Precursor to Gym instructor professional L2 qualification) 
  • Employability L2 Award or Certificate 
  • Money Management L1-2 Award                   
  • First Aid Award L2 
  • Food Safety and Hygiene L2 

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