As GCSE results were released today there was increased demand for places on
Bristol City Community Trust education courses.
Some students who were disappointed by their results were delighted to realise they still had the opportunity to continue their education at a Championship club, whilst others who had over-achieved also found they could do more with a course at Bristol City.
There were also students who were previously unsure of what to do but have been inspired by the courses on offer at Bristol City, as well as those who have had a year at college but decided to re-evaluate their future plans.
Based at Ashton Gate Stadium, the Championship club are offering courses which will give players and coaches between the ages of 16 and 19 the chance to combine academic studies with a practical football experience.
One course provides students with the opportunity to study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence pathway), whilst the other enables students to complete an NVQ Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Coaching, Teaching and Instructing Football.
The courses which are for school year 11 and 12 students, also involve representing Bristol City FC in competitive fixtures against other clubs and colleges and gaining valuable work experience with the Community Trust.Students need five GCSEs, or equivalent, at C grade or above for the BTEC course or four GCSEs, or equivalent, at E-C grade for the NVQ course. Both courses start in September 2012.
Education Lead Ian Parkes said: “These courses will enable students to go to university, gain employment within Sport and Leisure or potentially work for the Community Trust.”
There has never been such an exciting time to be involved in sport so if you received your results today or haven’t enjoyed your first year at college and like the sound of learning at Bristol City, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 963 0636 for more information on these exciting opportunities.