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4 September 2018

The course develops the skills and qualities to work in areas such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development.

  • University of South Wales receive national CATE award.
  • Community Trust have worked with the University for four years.
  • A total of 16 students from Latics have graduated from its degree course. 

Football coaching specialists from the University of South Wales – where a number of learners from the Community Trust have studied over the past four years – have been recognised with a national Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

In partnership with the EFL Trust, the Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development, which has seen 16 students from Latics graduate from its course, has created an educational pathway to prepare learners to work within the football and sport industries. 

The programme brings together students, student mentors, academic staff and club mentors in virtual face-to-face environments that ensure students, drawn from football clubs across the UK, feel fully supported to achieve their best vocationally and academically.

Jay Probert, Course Leader, said: “The delivery model, combining extensive mentorship with high-quality blended learning, delivered by a team of experts in their own subject areas - be it media, football, teaching and learning - is the feature that makes the programme so successful.

He added: "The flexible approach to learning, enabling students to access higher education through local networks, also means that their local communities benefit from the delivery of multi-sport programmes - in 2016/17 students provided in excess of 30,000 voluntary hours."

The Community Football Coaching degree has more than 300 students enrolled across 32 clubs, with more than 80% of graduates gaining employment as a direct result of the programme, with the Community Trust’s new first-year learners starting this year’s course earlier this month.

For more information about the course, please click here.

Please email or call 01942 318090 for more information about the Community Trust’s education courses.

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