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Sheffield Wednesday Education Programme kicks off

18 September 2014


  • SWFC education programme profiled
  • Programme welcomes new students
  • Outstanding results record for course


With outstanding and record breaking results last academic year, the Sheffield Wednesday Education Programme have welcomed their new recruits as they started their study this month.

Young people aged 16-18, who are studying on the BTEC Sport Level Three course, have this month started their theory and practical sessions, which are based at Hillsborough Stadium.

The education programme, which is delivered in association with Sheffield Wednesday and their Community Programme, last year announced record breaking exam results since the course started – something the programme is hoping to replicate with this year’s student intake.

In association with the Football League Trust, the programme allows young people aged 16-18 to study at the football club’s education facilities and various sports venues across Sheffield.

The education strand of the Community Programme aims to inspire and motivate through the power of sport.

Alex Manton, aged 17, who is in his first year on the course, said: “It’s good to do the course at Sheffield Wednesday as it’s a lot less formal to school. The standard of teaching is still high but it’s much more relaxed. I like having theory and practical teaching on the course.

He added: “After the course I hope to either go into sports journalism or coaching – I definitely want to do something to do with sport! We’ve already finished our first assignment so it’s hard work as soon as you start.”

The two-year programme, which is delivered at the learning centre at Hillsborough, has been in place for two years and has seen 90 per cent of young people progress on to higher education or course-related jobs.

To find out more information on the BTEC level three course or other courses the education programme currently offer contact: education@swfc.co.uk


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