Course: Pass Programme

Study Level


Level 1


Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



The Pass Programme is a bespoke football and education course designed to support the learning of students aged 16 to 19 with additional needs and EHCPs, working in partnership with the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation.

The education offering is made up of a series of personal development and employability courses to allow for a wide range of progression and exit routes post course. You will benefit from the expertise and experience of East Coast College’s highly skilled tutor and support team, with small class sizes.

The comprehensive football coaching programme allows for individual and team development, through a series of technical and tactical sessions across the week, based around both the full and small sided versions of the game. You will also take part in a series of fitness activities using the college fitness suite to support your physical development alongside a series of fixture and visit experiences.

Students who have the ability to progress, have a clear and proven pathway to do so through the Foundation’s extensive disability football provision and FA talent hub status.

Throughout your time on the programme, you will be surrounded by positive role models who have experience in a variety of areas, and provide a support network. You will also be supported with off-field development through the Community Sports Foundation’s Life Skills Programme which focuses on topics that complement both the student and programme’s needs. These include online safety, personal finance, health and relationships, CV writing and driving awareness.


You will work towards developing the skills to progress in your maths and English, personal and social skills and employability skills. All of these will create pathways that could lead to other full time study programmes, onto apprenticeships or into a supported internship.