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Sheffield Wednesday tops education results table!

3 September 2014

  • Record breaking exam results for SWFC education programme
  • 100 per cent pass rate for BTEC Sport Level Three students
  • Students attend special graduation ceremony


A leading education programme delivered in association with SWFC and their Community Programme has announced record breaking exam results since the course started.

The course, the BTEC Sport Level Three, recorded an impressive 100 per cent pass rate with more than 89 per cent achieving three merit awards or above – the equivalent to three Bs at A-Level.

The 89 per cent of those achieving three merit awards were the best percentage in the country out of all Football League clubs who deliver the programme.

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.

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.

Whilst the current students from the programme officially graduated at a special ceremony held at the club’s Springett Lounge, more than 180 prospective students and their parents attended to get a first look insight.

The future scholars met the course leaders, tutors and graduates and gain a real understanding of not what just the course itself offers but also how it can lead to success after completion.

Ricky Hunt, Curriculum Manager of the Education Programme at Sheffield Wednesday, said: “It’s absolutely amazing to see these results and it just shows the hard work the students have put in over the duration of the course. The course covers a large spectrum of subjects within sport and it really gives the students a chance to learn and develop in various areas.

“The fact we’re based at a football club makes the course different to studying in a traditional setting and we love that when students study here, they like that it’s more relaxed than at college or school.

“We couldn’t be happier with the results and we’re really excited to welcome even more students to the programme as we start recruiting for next year."

Ricky added: “From everyone who teaches on the education programme, well done to every student on the course and we wish you all the luck in the future!”

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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