Blackpool FC Sports College Monthly Overview: October

What a month for Work Experience Opportunities at Blackpool FC Sports College

This month has been fantastic for our BTEC and degree students, as they’ve been actively involved in various work experience opportunities that promise growth, learning, and making a difference.

1️) Medics UK Match Day Support – Our students have met with the founder of the company and have been offered an opportunity to be pitch side and support player and crowd safety, and the best part? It’s a paid opportunity! Moreover, they’re gaining recognised qualifications and becoming first aid trained. Four of our students have already took up this opportunity and enjoyed the valuable experience received.

2️) BFCCT PL Kicks Volunteering opportunities – Our students have been in talks with PL Kicks leads and exciting volunteering opportunities have opened up. It’s a chance to be a part of something meaningful and make a real impact.

3) Winter Hubs support – Our Navigations Manager came into college to speak to students regarding the winter initiative. We now have two students getting paid and an additional two volunteering.

4) Tiny Tangerines and Sports Development coaching– Students got to meet with the Sports development manager who offered volunteering opportunities for students during October half term. We had many students volunteering and 7 students across BTEC and Degree who were paid casual staff members throughout the week. This was a fantastic chance for our students to contribute and learn, in a fun, sports-filled environment.

5) Blackpool FC Foundation Phase Coaching – A phase lead from the Blackpool FC Foundation shared insights with our degree students on coaching and supporting the academy. Learning from the pros? Count us in!

6) Show Racism the Red Card  – Our students participated in an event where they supported children with planned activities and decision making. Besides gaining knowledge on the subject, they also had the privilege of guiding and inspiring young minds in an educational setting.

We’re so proud of the incredible opportunities our students have seized this month. These experiences will undoubtedly shape them into well-rounded individuals and professionals. Opportunities will continue to come and we can’t wait to get more students out, gaining experience in the sports industry whilst studying.

Student, Katie Normanton, volunteered on Sports Camp, taking her over the 100 hours.

“I have enjoyed volunteering on Sports Camp. I have learnt so much from the coaches and now that I can completed over 100 hours, I am now going to complete my FA introduction to football Coaching, paid for by the Trust which is the first step for me to coach football in the future.”