New foundation degree to be held at the Mem
With the end of the school year fast approaching our second year Futsal Scholars are enjoying the last few weeks of their course here at the Memorial Stadium.
This year the pass rate on the BTEC level three course is predicted to be 100% , with 75% of those students going on to study a university degree next year.
When the Futsal course started at the Memorial Stadium back in 2011, we had just nine students, but next year we will have 50 full time students studying with us.
A growth, that Head of Education Adam Tutton is rightly very proud of. He said: “The programme has gone from strength to strength.
“Pupils recognise the quality of education and football training on offer here, and that has been reflected in the uptake for the course.
“We are incredibly delighted in the predicted 100% pass rate, and we are really proud to see so many students going off to study a degree.”
Although not all of them will have far to go, as for the first time, our Community Trust will be delivering a foundation degree in Community Football Coaching and Development.
The foundation degree has been designed by the University of South Wales, in conjunction with the Football League Trust, in order to identify the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs’ Community Trusts.
The two-year course – which combines studying and practical coaching experience in the community – will be delivered at the Memorial Stadium via online lectures, and offers the students the opportunities of undertaking industry recognised qualifications and an optional top up to a BSc (Hons) degree upon completion.
Students will also achieve UEFA C and B coaching awards alongside their degrees.
Adam Tutton said: “We are really excited to be able to provide this foundation degree here at the Memorial Stadium.
“It is a great next step for some of our Futsal students to continue their education.
“We hope the students that complete the foundation degree will then go on to work with the Community Trust to further enhance the coaching provision in the local community.”
To find out more about either of these two courses, visit the Community trust website www.bristolroverscommunity.org.uk