Thursday, 26 May 2011

Thamesmead Town Apprenticeship Scheme

Thamesmead Town Football club are opening their doors to the local community in a bid to provide local youngsters the opportunity to gain a range of qualifications and work experience as part of an Apprenticeship in Active Leisure and Learning: Activity Leadership.

Using the high quality training facilities at Thamesmead Town Football Club the Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership will be delivered in partnership with Barnfield College Luton, who will be the main deliverer.

In order for all the students to get the most out of the course they will be employed as apprentices by Thamesmead Town Football and become actively involved in a variety of roles and the day to day working of our football club and community programme. During the apprenticeship programme  Thamesmead Town Football Club will provide the opportunity for learners to undertake tasks that are relevant to and support their studies.

The educational element of the programme is delivered 2-3 days per week and is open to 16-18 year old girls and boys. The duration of the course is between 22-26 weeks and the training will be based at the new Sporting Club Thamesmead, the home of Thamesmead Town Football Club.  The practical job role of the apprenticeship will be 8 hours per week in addition to the 2-3 days educational element.

All apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £60 per week
All apprentices will receive the following qualifications:
1) NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (Level 2)
2) Child Welfare / Safeguarding
3) Emergency First Aid / Health & Safety
4) Functional Skills - Maths (Level 1)
5) Functional Skills English (Level 1)
6) Award in Leading Health Related Activity Sessions (Level 2)
7) Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning (Level 2)
The course is totally free of charge and to apply students are required to attend a short work trial bringing along their National Insurance number, their full home address, date of birth and an emergency contact number. We will also need any student's previous qualifications but there is no minimum requirement for acceptance onto the course.

This is an excellent opportunity for the young people of Thamesmead and the local community to get involved with  Thamesmead Town Football Club , achieve nationally recognised qualifications and commence on the ladder to a career in Sport & Leisure.


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