TWO-YEAR FOOTBALL AND EDUCATION COURSE FOR 16-19 YEAR OLDS
RECRUITING NOW FOR THE 2016/17 SEASON!
How is the course delivered?
HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED?
The Academy offers flexibility, which allows our scholars to take part in three intensive days of educational learning and sports training per week, leaving the other days free for work experience, paid placements, one-to-one tutorials, fitness pursuits and distance learning opportunities.
All scholars will be assigned to a designated pastoral mentor, and will be taught by fully qualified, experienced and industry-based tutors, coaches and instructors. Opportunities will also be made available for our scholars to work with sports industry professionals and mentors during their time with us.
For scholars who do not possess a grade C or above in Maths and English at GCSE, it is an Academy requirement that they carry out additional study with Onside to pass the Level 2 Functional Skills exams or GCSE re-sits in both subjects, so if this is you, get revising now!
Support is given to scholars throughout the course in their pursuit of application to Higher Education/University, applications to employment and progression to playing higher level football – at home or abroad!
During our first two progressive seasons as an Academy, our scholars have taken on opportunities to work towards further qualifications with Onside in the following areas:
FA/1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (including Emergency Aid and Safeguarding qualifications
FA/1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership
NVQ Level 3 Sports Development
All of our scholars have had the opportunity to play progressive and higher level football under the watchful eyes of a range of local semi-professional teams, including the opportunity to train and play with the Ramsbottom United FC first team in the EvoStik Premier League. Several of our players have represented Lancashire U18s (FA County Youth Cup winners 2014) and every single one of our players have been given opportunities to play in ‘Soccer Showcases’ across England, thanks to our friends and colleagues at Soccer Showcase and SoccerIconUSA.
Who is the course for?
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
As a Registered Training Provider, Onside Sports Education know that school leavers – and even current college students – have many choices available to them for their future pathways. So, if you’re…
- passionate about playing football at a progressive level
- leaving school (or looking to switch colleges) with either 5 x GCSE grades A*- C (including Maths and English) or a BTEC Level 2/3 equivalent
- looking to further your education, qualifications and experience in the field of sport, coaching and leadership
… You need to be making Ramsbottom United FC Academy YOUR CHOICE for September 2015!
What does the course involve?
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
The Academy, powered by Onside Sports Education, offers its scholars the traditional BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, but delivers this popular programme of study in a non-traditional and more sports-based learning environment at Heywood Sports Village, where we are spoilt for choice with access to top class facilities and professional colleague support.
In addition, The Academy supports scholars with the chance to progress through a range of coaching, fitness and leadership qualifications to support their development. These additional vocational qualifications afford our scholars the opportunity to develop and apply practical skills in a professional working context.
Scholars at The Academy will also have the added advantage of training with / playing under the name and brand of Ramsbottom United FC, playing primarily in weekly matches in the English Colleges FA League, meaning that they are still eligible to play for their existing teams in the evenings or weekends if they wish.
Our Academy programme is committed to providing first-class education within a professional vocational setting.
All Onside staff are highly qualified and industry experienced, with some joining us from having worked within a range of Premier League and Football League clubs during their impressive careers.
Express your interest NOW before somebody else snaps up YOUR place!
AFTER A SUCCESSFUL AND ENJOYABLE SECOND SEASON, WE ARE NOW LOOKING TO TAKE ON 16 MORE ACADEMY SCHOLARS FOR THE NEW SEASON.
COULD YOU BE ONE OF THEM?
PLEASE CALL JO WATSON, HEAD OF EDUCATION AND PARTNERSHIPS, FOR AN INFORMAL CHAT ON 07866 312 264 OR EMAIL JO.WATSON@ONSIDESPORTSEDUCATION.CO.UK TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST.