Within my role of College Programme Co-ordinator, the main responsibilities for myself are to oversee 30 students who are working towards obtaining a BTEC level 3 qualification in applied Sport based at Llanwern High School. The course itself is very intense and consists of 19 different modules in relation to all aspects of sport and consists of 20 hours per week teaching time.
Alongside the education provision I also lead on the Football side of the programme in which the boys train at least 6 hours a week and also get the opportunity to play at a good standard within the EFL Trust Community & Education Football Alliance alongside the EFL Trust Futsal games programme.
It is my duty of care to ensure that everyone who accesses the programme get given every opportunity to grow and develop as a person and gain valuable educational and playing experiences in which will benefit them in whatever pathway they choose to follow when they finish the two year with us.
Additionally, within the role I am mentoring 6 higher education learners who are studying a Foundation degree in Community Football which is overseen by the EFL Trust who have partnered up with the University of South Wales. This is a fantastic opportunity for these students to develop their knowledge of coaching industry while carrying out work based learning in a football club environment. We provide each learner with correct resources to allow them to excel within their studies.
On a weekly basis I also take a lead on delivering our Walking Football programme which has grown steadily over the past 3 years. The programme is something I am very proud to be part of as I see the huge difference it makes to many people’s lives.
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