World Teachers Day

Blackpool FC Community Trust’s boasts an impressive 13 teachers within their ranks as the Trust celebrate International Teachers Day.

Programmes such as BTEC, Premier League Primary Stars, Fit2Go, and Foundation Degree are flagship programmes which are delivered by Blackpool FC Community Trust across Blackpool on a daily basis.

The Trust offer BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 in Sports coaching, Fitness and Development and Football Academy, with the Level 3 extended diploma being equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Premier League Primary Stars is a programme which is offered to all Blackpool primary schools. The programme aims to provide school staff with support in their teaching of Physical Education as well as increasing the attainment levels of pupils within Maths and English.

Fit2Go aims to encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle, take part in regular physical activity and to join in with local sports clubs and community programmes which will ultimately improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Blackpool FC Community Trust’s two-year Foundation Degree programme is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification and are passionate about pursuing a career in the Sport, Leisure and football industry.

Head of Education, Selina Hayes heaped praise on the fantastic work the teachers at the Trust do on a daily basis. Selina said, “Our qualified teachers plan and prepare their lessons to the highest possible standard. So it’s no surprise that we have an exceptionally high pass rate on our BTEC courses. Our Fit2Go programme teaches children basic but important nutrition facts and Primary Stars gets the children engaging in physical activity. The Foundation Degree is an excellent pathway for students who pass their BTEC studies. We also offer a Traineeship which is for 16-24 year olds who are not in education or employment.”