Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) have announced a groundbreaking educational opportunity in partnership with the University of Greenwich.
From September, The University of Greenwich is offering a Foundation Degree in Community Sport which will utilise the expertise, facilities and opportunities at CACT.
The two-year Foundation Degree is aimed at individuals with a passion for sport, as participants or coaches, who wish to pursue a career in Community sport. The programme could also be of keen interest to students with a background of work with young people.
The specialist PE & Sport University-based staff head up the programme with specialist support from CACT staff.
There will be opportunities for a variety of different placement experiences with CACT. Work based placements will give students a full understanding of the working within a professional environment and important employability skills.
Dr. Alan Sanders, Director of Health and Education at CACT said
“This a unique opportunity for those who wish to gain a higher education qualification suitable for working in a community sports organisation.”
“In addition, at the end of the two year course, students may wish to transfer onto the final year of the university BA (QTS) in Physical Education that would be suitable for a career in teaching.”
Dr. Linda Burke, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich said:
“We have an excellent relationship with both Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Charlton Athletic Football Club.
“Our partnership means students benefit from work placements, Higher Apprenticeships and a joint schools project already.”
“The FdA in Community Sports will provide excellent prospects for their future career with pathways into education and community sport.”
For more information, please visit www.gre.ac.uk/ug/eduhea/fda-community-sport