New Students Sign onto Post 16 Education Program

Mansfield Town Football in the Community are looking forward to welcoming a new intake of students next week, as the new Academic Year begins.

The new year will also bring a new start for Football in the Community’s Education Pathway, with students now studying towards a BTEC Level Three Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development, rather than the old BTEC Level Three in Sport.

Elizabeth Regan, Education Officer, said “I’m really looking forward to rolling out the new program to our learners, as not only do we have a fantastic games program lined up – the new qualification is shaped to really help students understand their options and opportunities for the future.

“The fact that the qualification is going to be all coursework based really allows learners to develop without the stress of exams and flourish by “learning on the job” as a lot of what we do as a community scheme, ties in nicely to the units our pupils will be working on day to day”

Mansfield Town Football in the Community would like to formally welcome Nathan Dillon (Samworth Church Academy), Joe Heverin (National Academy Hucknall), Bradley Giles (Brunts Acadmey), Sam Harris (Retford Oaks), Tegan Culverhouse (David Nieper Academy), Cole Twinn (Meden School), Diesel Rogers (Selston High), Jamie Aston (Frederick Gent), Vincent Archer Jones (Garabaldi School), Freddy Bull (unattached) and Jack Wright, Sophie Lunn, Jessica Bingham Luke Brown and Joe Edwards (Kirkby College).

The fifteen new students will begin their Post 16 Education journey with us from Wednesday 2nd September where they be tutored by Elizabeth Regan – their journey will also include daily training sessions and regular competitive matches delivered by our expert coaching team, overseen by Mark Lynk.

Education Officer Elizabeth Regan added “As we enter the new academic year we’re delighted to welcome our new cohort of learners however we wish to ensure parents that the environment they enter has undergone a number of changes in order to comply with covid-safe measures.

“This includes the creation of their own learning space within the classroom, dedicated learning resources and equipment, along with cleaning stations and policies which both staff and students can adhere too.

“With those measures in mind, we have space for a maximum of three further students to join us – to be eligible, you require four GCSE’s grade 9-4, or a BTEC Level Two in Sport. Students who have spent a year at college or sixth form and wish to join can also enquire – please contact me directly via email – Elizabeth.regan@mansfieldtownfitc.net or visit bit.ly/fitceducation”    

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