On Wednesday 24th April students studying Coaching, Teaching and Instructing Football Level 2/3 Diploma at Bridgwater College and Bristol City Community Trust came together along with internal applicants for the coming year to discuss the course and current student’s progression.
The event began in the Lecture Theatre at Bridgwater College where students from both campuses (Bridgwater College and Bristol City Community Trust) were fully engaged in a presentation and discussion regarding each course Levels progressions.
The courses are:
Coaching, Teaching and Instructing Football Level 2 (Bristol City Community Trust or Bridgwater College)
Coaching Teaching and Instructing Football Level 3 (Bristol City Community Trust or Bridgwater College)
Whether studying at Bridgwater College or Bristol City Community Trust the Coaching, Teaching and Instructing Football Level 2 & 3 Diplomas enables students to develop and learn about being a professional football coach and provide a valuable platform for students. The students gain a wealth of coaching experience as well as several qualifications to equip them to work within the football industry, through both theory and practical elements. These include FA Emergency First Aid, FA Child Protection and Safeguarding, 1st4Sport Football Association Certificate in Coaching Football Level 1 & 2.
Past students from the course were invited to the event to show case what they have achieved since they successfully completed the two year course and allow current and new students an opportunity to ask them questions.
Ex-student’s Matthew Ford and Sam Bailey-Hockin both completed the course last year and have both been successful in obtaining work as a football coach. Matthew Ford spoke to the students about coaching for Arsenal Soccer Schools, and Somerset FA Girls Centre of Excellence where he is the head coach of the under elevens. Sam Bailey-Hockin spoke to the students about combining working as a support teacher and football coach in a primary school, and completing the Level 3 Support, Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification at Bridgwater College. Both Matthew and Sam have also accepted offers to coach in America this summer with Challenger Sports.
After the presentations and discussions all the students took part in a 9 a side football tournament where the students played in mixed teams. After the fun of playing the students showed their support for the Bridgwater College’s Men’s Elite Development Squad by watching there British Colleges National Quarter Final match against Newcastle upon Lyme. It was a very entertaining match that resulted in a 3-2 win for Bridgwater College; the Semi-Final match will be played at Bridgwater College on Wednesday 8th May (opponents to be announced).
For further details or to apply for the Coaching, Teaching and Instructing Football Level 2 or 3 Diploma at Bristol City Community Trust or Bridgwater College please visit our website – www.bridgwatercollege.ac.uk
Next interviews at Bristol City FC are Thursday 20th June @ 7pm. If you would like to book a place on this evening then please contact email@example.com