The object of the AUFA Education Programme is not only to enhance the football skills of young people but to ensure that they are given every opportunity to maintain their academic educational development.
This is mainly attained through the School of Football and the College Programmes with a further opportunity to pursue a Football Scholarship in the USA.
School of Football (more info click here)
With the support of South Ayrshire Council, the School of Football at Prestwick Academy commenced in August 2011.
Ayr United Football Academy delivers the School of Football which provides 5 days of football coaching activities to the group of players from Secondaries 1 and 2.
College Programme (more info click here)
Ayr United Football Academy is now in its second year of a partnership with Kilmarnock College who offer the course of NC Sport and Fitness (Football – Based Award), NC Advanced Sport and Fitness and HNC Sports Coaching with Development of Sport.
Students attend the Kilmarnock College Centre of Sporting Excellence and on 2 afternoons per week they have compulsory football training and practical sessions in Ayr in conjunction with the football club coaches.
USA Scholarship (more info click here)
Ayr United Football Academy is in partnership with The Scholarship Co which offers Academy players an opportunity to pursue college scholarships in the United States where they can continue their football development while furthering their prospects by earning a recognised degree.