Football & Education Academy: Student in the spotlight with Alex Bennett

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’ series. To kickstart our series is Men’s Football & Education BTEC Sport Level 3 student, Alex Bennett.

Alex studies at our Norton Sports Centre site and his tutor is Jon Hymanforth.


Alex Bennett Q&A

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

 I got called up to play with the Futures squad. This was great and helped me improve because I was playing with better players at a higher intensity.


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

It’s perfect because you can play football which I love doing, whilst also gaining a qualification.


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

 I am planning on going to University and I think this course and the tutors teaching on it are helping and pushing me to achieve this.

Would you recommend this course to others? Why?

I would recommend this course to others because you can play football while representing Sheffield United and earn Qualifications that can set you up for life.


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