The Courses

Darlington College can demonstrate a 3 year improvement in pass rates across the board for young people and adults. Ofsted in their 2016 report of the College said ‘This is a GOOD provider, learners develop very well, the technical and employability skills they need for work and their chosen future careers.  Staff provide highly effective and comprehensive support which ensures learners stay on their course and are successful’

Darlington College are proud to have formed a partnership with Martin Gray Sporting Academies and have been delivering high quality sporting education study programmes since 2012.  Due to the success of these courses, Darlington College have extended the offer for 2017 with Martin Gray to include the opportunity to join an Elite Sporting Academy programme.

All of our academies are designed to aid and develop natural skill and achieve sporting excellence.

Each academy gives you the opportunity to represent teams or professional bodies in competitive sport whilst combining your football training with an industry recognised educational qualification. There is also the added bonus of being able to attain additional coaching qualifications as part of this programme as well as invaluable work experience opportunities. Some of our most successful students have gone one to represent England and also take part in FA cup matches.

To find out more about which study programme would best suit you, or to apply; see