On commencement in September 2012, 20 boys and 15 girls between the ages of 16 and 19 will become full time scholars with Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust.
The scholarship will include a full time education package alongside a football and futsal coaching programme. The education will give the scholars the chance to:
- Complete a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, worth up to 3 A Levels which allows access to university.
- Undertake their F.A Level 1 and 2 Football Coaching Badges.
- Complete the Level 1 Futsal refereeing qualification.
The scholars will complete the programme by carrying out work experience placements within the STFiTC Community Trust After School and Development Centres programme to gain valuable coaching experience to help the learners gain their Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.
Wednesdays will see the boys participate in the National Futsal League against Cardiff City, Derby County and Southampton FC to name a few whilst the girls will face their counterparts on a Thursday.
For more information on the Football and Futsal Education Programme keep visiting back to the website or contact Luke Sharps on 01793 421303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Swindon Town Football in the Community Education Scholarship Programme for Girls
Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust are looking to fill the remaining few places on their Education Scholarship Programme for girls. After the boys’ course received such a positive response and looks to have been filled for the September 2013 start, the Community Trust are now switching their focus to the girls’ course.
There are only five places remaining available for the girls course which includes a Level 3 BTEC in Sport along with daily training sessions, regional competitions and a comprehensive work experience programme.
In partnership with Swindon Academy, the BTEC in Sport is the equivalent to three A Levels and focuses on all aspects of Sport Science and the Sports Industry which offers students the ideal foundation for progressing into a wide range of jobs within sport. In addition to the learning that takes places in the classroom, there are daily training sessions that culminate in weekly fixtures against other clubs running the programme with the current scholars playing regularly against Cardiff, Exeter, Reading, Swansea and many others from around the country.
With the difficult job market in mind, Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust have devised an innovative work experience programme that looks to give the scholars a head start when they leave the course after the second year. If the scholars choose to enter employment instead of progressing on to university, they will have a whole two years of weekly work experience under their belts within the wide range of coaching opportunities the Community Trust offer. All scholars will complete their Level 1 Certificate in Football Coaching with the option of progressing to the Level 2 Certificate along with a range of other coaching workshops that can be offered.
This course is open to all girls with an interest in football who wish to complete a BTEC in Sport with a view to progressing into the sports industry. If you are interested in applying or wish to know more about the course please contact Adam Tribbick or Luke Sharps in the Community Trust office on (01793) 421303 or email email@example.com.