Posted in Education 6 months ago
Reds in the Community will be hosting an Education open evening on April 12 from 7:30-9:00pm at Oakwell.
The evening will give prospective students a chance to speak to our tutors and coaches, take part in taster sessions and have a look at our fantastic facilities – including a freshly laid indoor 4G pitch.
Visiting students will be able to gain an insight into what they would be learning and how it would be taught should they choose to study one of the courses available at Oakwell.
Our education staff will once again be running level one, level two and level three courses to match the various qualifications and requirements of students.
Education officer Mark Crossfield stressed the importance of interested students and parents attending the open evening.
Mark said: “It’s really important. We’re completely different to a school or college, a completely different environment. They’ll be able to see the location within Oakwell. They’ll be able to see the proximity of how close it is to the stadium. The outdoor astroturf and the indoor astroturf. They’ll be able to meet the staff and see what their personalities are like. A thorough run through of the courses that will be available and also a look at what jobs, realistically, you might get from this in the long run.”
Alongside seeing the facilities and meeting education staff, students will also be able to take part in three taster sessions, whilst also having the chance to have a kick-about on the indoor pitch.
One session will be looking at enrichment opportunities at Reds in the Community, such as player development and coaching experience.
Another shall focus on the careers that learning with the Reds can adhere to within the sports industry while the final taster will give a thorough run-through of the courses available and their content.
Mark added: “The level one and the level two are a mix of theory and also quite a lot of practical elements, so lots of coaching workshops would be embedded within that. The level three is a two-year programme, the BTEC extended diploma in sport, which will study the whole sports industry – sports psychology, sports nutrition, anatomy and physiology, sports development, sports injuries. That might interest a student to then go and pick a particular career as a physio, a sports teacher, coach, sports analyst, sports scientist. There’s loads of opportunities that can spin off from that. While they’re studying those subjects, they’re also within a professional football club, on hand to have guest appearances from physios, analysts, professional coaches, nutrionists, media team. That can give you that little bit of extra incentive of ‘that’s what you’re studying, that’s what’s at the end of it.’ There’s actually someone there working in that industry.”