Bristol City Community Trust (BCCT) is a registered sport and education charity whose focus is to engage and inspire young people, raising and celebrating education achievement.
The Trust recognises the positive role it can play within the community, so in 2011 it created a unique sporting academic programme with the aim of tackling the education inequality that exists within the city.
Through its continual growth in strength and capacity, BCCT now has the appropriate sport structure to enable learners to develop life skills, maximise career choices and opportunities through carefully designed qualifications, support and activities, no matter what their academic or practical level.
Such a structure sees the Trust attract and accept a diverse range of student on to any of six exciting courses, which combines academic studies with a sporting experience where they can represent Bristol City FC in competitive fixtures.
- Level 2 Diploma in Football in Community Settings
- Boys BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Futsal Pathway)
- Girls BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Futsal Pathway)
- LTA BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Tennis)
- Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development
- BA (Hons) Sports Business and Entrepreneurship
With each course based at the newly-redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium, where purpose-built classroom and facilities are evident, the Trust’s culture of valuing education is bolstered by the learning environment. This assists in inspiring a positive attitude to drive education, personal and social progress, without the fear of failure.
In addition to the purpose-built learning environment, the Trust’s ability, passion and drive to deliver the highest level of education to individuals wanting to enhance their quality of life, assists in positive levels of success attained through personalised learning.
Furthermore, the Trust has employed six sports lecturers to match growing demand, allowing students to study in a stimulating environment where the ratio of staff to students is no larger than 1:20.
The sports lecturers stay with the same group of pupils throughout the completion of their course, which reiterates their genuine care about personal delivery, allowing for a personalised academic experience, and creates a setting where no child is left behind.
In addition to the compulsory course requirements, the Trust provides students with a variety of extra-curricular activities, to further their academic progress and enhance desired life skills.
All of the above factors contribute to what is a fantastic and unique educational experience for prospective students looking to kick-start their career within the sports industry.
All of our educational programmes have limited spaces, and they always prove to be extremely popular. If you could be interested in enrolling on to one of our educational courses, please contact us at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.
Remember, no matter what grades you achieve at GCSE, Bristol City Community Trust has a course for you.
The Trust is hosting an education open evening at Ashton Gate on Monday, February 27th (7pm). If you would like to register on to this evening, to speak with members of the education department, call 0117 963 0636 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.