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Posted Tuesday, August 28th 2018

Trust welcome new students

Following the recent GCSE and A-Level results, Bristol City Community Trust has enrolled over 110 new students on to its education programmes ahead of the new academic year.

Along with the new starters, the Trust has also re-registered all of the returning students from last year, who are preparing to embark on their final year of study at Ashton Gate, graduating in June 2019.

The club’s official charity will have over 150 students studying across eight education programmes this academic year, a number that continues to grow on a yearly basis as the courses go from strength to strength.

Brand new programmes, such as the boys football education programme in partnership with Merchants Academy and a Sports Media Diploma course in partnership with Boomsatsuma and Cabot Learning Federation, will be welcoming its first students in a couple of weeks’ time.

The Community Trust’s head of education Chris Stenner said: “It’s great to see so many students opting to study with us and take advantage of the unique and exciting environment at Ashton Gate and other sites across South Bristol.

“The best part of my role is to witness the students who really want to be here excel in their studies and the practical elements incorporated within their respective courses. It’s great to see young people excited about education and wanting to progress.

“We ensure our students are treated like an employee, with the view that some will graduate and go on to work with us, or for a similar club or organisation where their focus is to inspire communities.

“There are also students who choose to go on to university, set up their own businesses and some even go out to America to study in a college while playing sport alongside their studies.”

The Trust’s education courses range from post-16 to degree level, all of which provide students with the perfect opportunity to kick-start their career in the sports industry.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019/20 academic year for each of the following programmes:

  • BA Hons Sports Business and Entrepreneurship (University of the West of England)
  • Fnd in Community Sports Coaching and Development (University of South Wales)
  • Fnd in Community Football Coaching and Development (University of South Wales)
  • BTEC Level 3 in Sport – Boys Futsal Programme (Ashton Park School)
  • BTEC Level 3 in Sport – Girls Futsal Programme (Ashton Park School)
  • BTEC Level 3 in Sport – Tennis Coaching Scholarship (Ashton Park School)
  • BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Creative Media (Boomsatsuma and Cabot Learning Federation)
  • BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • BTEC Level 3 in Sport – Boys and Girls Football Programme (Merchants Academy)
  • BTEC Level 2 in Sport – Boys and Girls Football Coaching Programme (Bridgwater and Taunton College)

For more information on the above, the Trust will be hosting a number of open evenings at Ashton Gate on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 8th 2018 – 7pm
  • Monday, November 19th 2018 – 7pm
  • Monday, March 4th 2019 – 7pm
  • Monday, April 29th 2019 – 7pm

To book, email education@bcfc.co.uk or call 0117 963 0636.

To keep updated with the Trust’s education programmes, follow @BCCTEducation on Twitter and Instagram.

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