Fleetwood Town’s Community Sports College has grown substantially over the past year and has seen developments such as an increase on staffing and brand-new classrooms for the students.
The College provides young people, aged 16-18, with an opportunity to gain a BTEC Level 3 qualification in sport.
The Education programme is an exciting opportunity for students to continue their studies and develop their careers in the sporting industry whilst representing Fleetwood Town Football Club.
Modules are taught by fully qualified tutors who not only have the relevant qualifications, but also a wealth of experience in the sports and leisure industry.
As we are based in a professional training environment, students also have excellent work experience options to gain even more insight into different careers.
Laura Went, Senior Lecturer said: “Our students are able to gain a real insight into how a professional club works and with the links we already have in place within the building the students have once in a lifetime opportunities to be able to work alongside these professional departments.
“Not only do they have this here, but we also have great links with local schools and fitness centres. Work experience is something we strongly motivate our students to complete as it puts them in a better position when applying for jobs or Universities.
“Within the past year, the college has nearly doubled in size regarding cohort numbers which only makes the learning environment even better. With the addition of our new classrooms, this will massively benefit our student’s education and ensure students are supported with their studies.”
Students of the sports college are also involved in weekly fixtures competing in the CEFA league against different clubs such as Manchester City, Preston North End, and Blackpool FC.