Students on the Wolves Foundation’s degree in Community Football Coaching and Development have been celebrating this week after picking up their results.
The three-year course, run by the University of South Wales, helps prepare students for a career in the sport and education industry, with a variety of modules included.
The second half – to quote a football phrase – of the final year proved a different challenge due to the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic but tuition continued online with staff from both the Foundation and University also on hand to work with students as they completed the final stages of the course.
“We are absolutely delighted that our third year degree students have graduated here at Wolves having received their results,” said education & skills manager Jonny Warburton.
“They have overcome some significant challenges over the last few months but they can be really proud of their effort, commitment and dedication to their studies.
“Everyone at Wolves Foundation are thrilled for the students and wish them all the very best in the future”.
The modules in the course, which under normal circumstances includes teaching and coaching placements, have helped students graduate to jobs such as PE teachers and sports coaches, and the teaching also includes areas like sports science and business in football.
Others have progressed to actually work for Wolves Foundation, including Education Officer Brad Moore, who is now the mentor on the course having first started at Wolves as a 16-year-old apprentice.
Tom Booth is one of the students who found out today (Monday) that he had passed the course.
Tom said: “It was a tremendous experience and the support was out of this world when trying to learn new things and experiences to help you prepare for the football environment and community setting.
“I am over the moon to be honest with my results.
“Through the support from the work-based mentors and the education team it encourages you that you can achieve absolutely anything from football qualifications to physical education qualifications thanks to the help of experienced coaches.”
To find out more about applying for the degree course in future years, click here or email Brad via BradleyMoore@Wolves.co.uk