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16 March 2016

Places on Apprenticeship and Train With Latics programmes open for September 2016.

Are you leaving school this summer with dreams of going into a career coaching football and sport?

Wigan Athletic Community Trust have two fantastic sports education programmes for 16-18 year olds that start this September 2016 – and places are open now!

The Latics Apprenticeship and Train With Latics programmes provide the first steps to working in sports coaching, including valuable experience and qualifications.

Nick Blackledge, a current Latics Apprentice, said: “I always wanted to coach football and after completing the Train With Latics programme I gained a place on the Latics Apprenticeship.

“I’ve learned in a working environment, coaching countless hours of football and sports sessions and working alongside professional coaches, who have all provided me with fantastic help and information – I couldn’t recommend the courses enough!”

Train With Latics is a year-long course that provides the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and lead a range of practical sports activities as well as studying various aspects of sport, to earn a BTEC Level 2 and FA Level One Coaching Badge.

The Latics Apprenticeship is a paid 18-month apprenticeship with further chances to work and learn as part of Wigan Athletic Community Trust and gain a range of industry recognised qualifications.

Find out more about both of the programmes, which are provided in partnership with ProCo North West Limited [here].

To find out more about either of the courses on offer with Wigan Athletic Community Trust, please contact Adam Sherratt, Education Co-Ordinator, on 01942 488 530 or email

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