Since September, 2015, the Club’s Global Coaching team has been working with HRC to offer students the chance to enrol on to a new programme combining academic and sporting qualifications.
Students at the college’s Broxbourne campus in Hertfordshire can gain an academic qualification in BTEC Sport Level 3 (equivalent to three A-levels), FA Level 2 Coaching Certificates, and receive daily football training from three members of our Global Coaching team based full-time at HRC.
During the event, Ledley presented the college with a commemorative plaque before heading to the sports hall to meet some of the 45 current students studying on the course.
Those 16 to 18-year-olds enrolled on the course benefit from allocated use of the Club’s training facilities at Hotspur Way in Enfield, opportunities to play against selected UK and international teams in league and cup competitions, a chance to get first aid and child protection qualifications and get exclusive access to White Hart Lane during presentation evenings.
The vision of the programme is to motivate and inspire students to aspire to further education, combining a passion for football and developing their skills and understanding of the game.
Speaking at the event, Ledley said: “It’s important to offer young people a chance to build a career within the sport industry, both on and off the pitch. Courses like the one we run in partnership with HRC can open many doors – from becoming a football coach to a sports scientist. It was great to meet the students and staff at HRC and learn about what already seems to be a popular course.”
Registrations are now being taken for students interested in enrolling on the programme in September, 2016.
For more information, please visit www.hrc.ac.uk/spurs, telephone 01992 411 411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org