Football & Education Academy: Student in the spotlight Hayden Hukin

Sheffield United Community Foundation has over 140 students studying with us on our BTEC Sport Football & Education programme for both men and women.

See what our students think about our programme and our tutors in our ‘Student in the Spotlight’ features. Each week we will be telling the story of one of our students. This week we have spoken to Year 13 BTEC Sport student Hayden Hukin.

Hayden studies at Norton Sports Centre and is taught by tutor Liam Tongue.

Hayden Hukin Q&A

What have you enjoyed most about studying with Sheffield United Community Foundation?

 It has helped me to meet new people! The environment is so friendly. I also feel like I have more freedom than I would have if I went to a normal sixth form.


What is it like to study alongside playing football full time?

It’s good because it gives me a break from my work and lets me play a sport that I like. It also gives me some exercise since I no longer play Sunday league.


What would you like to do next? How do you think studying with us has prepared you for your next steps?

I will be moving on to study the Football Coaching & Development Foundation degree that the Community Foundation offers. I have an idea about what job I would like to do, and I will look to go into this role after I have finished.


Would you recommend this course to others? Why?

I would recommend this course because there are no tests to be taken, it is all course work related and this suits my learning style best. We have breaks to play football and you get to meet new people in a friendly environment!


To apply to study BTEC Sport at our Football & Education Academy please click here. For more information about our Football & Education Academy and what we have to offer please head over to our website