Traineeship Course Set To Launch for the Fourth Time

The Blackpool FC Community Trust is delighted to be running its fourth Traineeship course on Monday 17th July.

The Traineeship course runs for 16 weeks and aims to change lives for the better. The course has been made to help those who are aged 16-18 and who are not currently in education, employment or training.

Traineeship student Ryan delivering a football session

No qualifications are required and the course is free of charge. The Traineeship course also gives the opportunity to progress on to the BTEC Level 2 in Football Studies or Sports Coaching courses. The trainees will gain 216 hours of work experience and will be working within a professional football club.

The Traineeship course, which is based at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, provides crucial work experience which includes:

  • Working in different departments of a professional football club
  • Assisting in the delivery of sports in schools
  • Assisting in the delivery of Premier League Kicks and Walking Football sessions
  • Working within the private sports sector

The trainees will be provided with the official Blackpool FC Community Trust replica tracksuit, shorts, t-shirts and waterproof jacket.

Blackpool FC Captain Andy Taylor with three Traineeship graduates

Blackpool FC Community Trust, Traineeship Officer Colin King, believes the Traineeship course is an excellent opportunity for trainees to turn their lives around and start their further education which will lead to employment opportunities. Colin said, “This is a unique course which allows young adults between the age of 16 and 18, to enrol and learn crucial life skills whilst building their confidence. It’s a stepping stone back into further education because the majority of people who have enrolled in the past have either been kicked out of school or have registered no qualifications.”

The course provides the necessary tools to gain employment through Level 1 Employability Skills and Level 2 in The Principles of Sports Coaching. On completion of the course, the trainees can progress on to BTEC Level 2 in Football Studies or Sports Coaching with Blackpool FC Community Trust.

Colin King, who runs the programme said, “There has never been a better time to enrol on the Traineeship course. Trainees will have the opportunity to progress directly on to the BTEC Level 2 Football Studies or Sports Coaching course in September. It’s a fantastic chance for 16-18 year olds to find a way back into education or employment.”

*We are currently enrolling*

To enrol contact:

Colin King, Traineeship Officer


Telephone: 01253 348691