The Arsenal Gap Year offers an exciting opportunity to get involved in community football coaching with Arsenal in the Community, both in London and overseas. The programme provides an incredible chance to go behind the scenes of major football club and contribute to many of Arsenal’s projects in the community.

If you’re looking for an exciting way to develop as a coach, travel and get involved in community football projects, then the Arsenal Gap Year could be for you. Over the course of the year you will have the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications as a football coach and build your coaching experience in local schools and overseas community projects.

Since the programme began our ‘Gappers’ have made a real difference to young people across the globe at destinations in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, South America and throughout Africa.

Whether you are considering a gap year before or after higher education, or even a career break, you are welcome to apply for the Arsenal Gap Year. Applicants simply need to be over 18 years of age (17 if you are from Scotland or the Republic of Ireland). There is no maximum age.

The programme is split into three stages:

Stage 1 is based in London, at the Arsenal Hub, and lasts 5 months. This stage provides training and development opportunities for our ‘Gappers’ including coaching qualifications, First Aid, Safeguarding and TEFL courses. ‘Gappers’ are then placed within PE departments in local schools to build up their coaching experience.

Stage 2 gives our ‘Gappers' the opportunity to travel abroad to coach at one of our community programmes around the world for a period of up to 4 months. ‘Gappers’ also have the choice to remain in London if they do not wish to travel abroad.

Stage 3 provides the chance for a second placement abroad or continuation in London.

For more detailed information on the programme, costs involved and FAQs, please download the Arsenal Gap Year information pack by clicking here.

To download an application form click here

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24 Jun 2015