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THF to partner Degree programme

Posted on 13 July 2010  - 12:00

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is set to become the first football club community scheme to partner a University in the delivery of a Foundation Degree programme.

THF to partner Degree programme

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is set to become the first football club community scheme to partner a University in the delivery of a Foundation Degree programme.

The coming academic year will see THF and Middlesex University deliver the inaugural FdA Applied Sport and Community Development.

An Open Day for prospective students will be held at White Hart Lane Stadium, Tottenham, on Thursday July 22, 10am-1pm.

FdA Applied Sport and Community Development can be taken full or part-time and covers a range of key areas of both Sport and Community Development, with aims of achieving the following;

· Increasing and widening participation across a wide range of sports, education, employment and health initiatives in the diverse communities of North London
· Promoting health and well-being amongst all members of our community
· Supporting the continual improvement of educational attainment among children, young people and adults by the development of innovative education programmes
· Creating opportunities for young people and adults in training, enterprise and employment
· Contributing to Community Regeneration
· Creating opportunities for young people that help enhance their lives, help them develop as individuals and help them achieve their full potential.

Students will be mainly based at White Hart Lane, home of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, where six of the eight modules will be held, with one module based at Middlesex University's Hendon Campus.

The modules covered (Sport and Community Development, Coaching Physical Activity and Game, Sports Marketing and Management, Working and Managing Groups, Sports Placement and Research Methods) will allow the students to gain a mixture of practical and theoretical knowledge based around a variety of sports, from grass roots to elite level, for both mainstream and disability sports. Students will be assessed on their ability to apply the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the course in both written and practical examinations.

One of the White Hart Lane-based modules will be a Sports Placement. This will involve students supporting current THF projects, providing direct experience of a community development department within a Premier League football club.

Grant Cornwell MBE, Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: "We want to create a culture of learning through enjoyment for the students as well as give them real life experiences. This will give students a unique opportunity to gain both theoretical knowledge and valuable practical experience that will set them apart from all others."

For more information or to book a place at the Open Day, please e-mail:
partnerships@mdx.ac.uk or call 0208 411 55 77.

Information on further Open Days will be published here on tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation.