10:33 Sunday 15 December 2013

Youngsters offered help via trust course

Written byROB SMYTH

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UNEMPLOYED youngsters could be soon getting a helping hand by Burton Albion Community Trust.

Details of a new course, aimed at 16 to 24 year olds who are not in any education, training or employment, have been announced as the group look to help people develop their sports coaching skills.

The new programme will begin in January and will offer participants the chance to work with staff from across the League Two club.

Paul Whitworth, education officer at the trust, said: “This course will really engage with young people who are currently not in education through offering an innovative course involving plenty of physical activity, playing football and learning, the use of The Pirelli Stadium for this course will support their learning.”

The trust will be working in partnership with Sportiv8 to offer the Level 1 course in sport and it will be based at the new education room at the Pirelli Stadium.

Mr Whitworth added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for learners to develop skills in sports coaching through practical and theoretical learning delivered by qualified coaches.

“Learners will also get the opportunity to work with the staff in the unique setting of a professional football club environment.”

Modules are both theory and practical based and consist of the following:

* BTEC Level 1 in Sport

* Employability and personal Development

* Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (Up to Level 2 equivalent to A to C GCSE)

The programme will begin in January and will run for 25 weeks.

After completing the course, there will be chances to continue progressing on to Level 2 programmes as well as opportunities for further training and possible employment in the sport industry.

Anyone interested in applying will need to attend an open day from 1.30pm on Thursday, January 9 at the Pirelli Stadium.

This is available to applicants and parents to have a look at the content of the course, and ask any questions

To book a place, call 01283 565938 or email bactadmin@burtonalbionfc.co.uk

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