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FIRST YEAR APPRENTICES COMPLETE FA LEVEL ONE COACHING QUALIFICATION

22 November 2016

Qualification provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to an open age

Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s first year apprentices have all successfully completed their FA Level One coaching qualifications.

Billy Churnside, George Whittle, Tom Little, Danny O’Connor, Owen Kelly, Ryan Hughes and Sam Taggart passed the six day course, which entailed four days of practical work, emergency first aid and child safeguarding, before a paired practical assessment. 

The FA Level One in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

The first year apprentices work closely with head coaches in the delivery of P.E in School Sport at primary schools across Wigan, whilst also assisting at Latics Kicks sessions in the evenings and working at the Family Zone at the DW Stadium on home matchdays. 

Adam Sherratt, Education co-ordinator for Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “Our first year apprentices have really impressed us this year, and their enthusiasm for the course has been evident. This qualification is testament to the hard work they’ve put in so far.

“They are currently working towards their Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning Sector, and will complete this in December before going on to complete their NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of P.E and School Sport.”

To find out more about the education courses for 16-18 year olds available with Wigan Athletic Community Trust, please contact Adam Sherratt on 01942 488 530 or email a.sherratt@wiganathletic.com.

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