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Aston Villa Football Academy information evening

The Aston Villa Foundation’s new Coaching Academy is set to offer students the chance to combine their studies with pursuing a career in sport.

In partnership with BMet, the Academy provides the opportunity to study A Levels, BTECs or vocational courses while working towards sports-related coaching qualifications in a professional environment.

An information evening is being held at the club’s Recon Training Complex on Thursday 31 May, and Programmes Manager Pete Ezard believes it is a unique pathway for students who seek a career in coaching.

“Aston Villa Foundation are delighted to launch the inaugural Coaching Academy for year 12 students,” he said.

“In partnership with BMet we will be offering a unique opportunity for students to combine their academic studies whilst attaining a range of sports related coaching badges, undertake professional work experience and visit sports organisations across the country.

“The two-year programme will help leaners build up a coaching portfolio which will include recognised governing body qualifications and an intensive work experience programme which will enhance the students’ individual CVs and ensure they are ready to work in the coaching world.”

The Coaching Academy will entail working towards sports-related Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications while gaining practical experience delivering a range of Foundation programmes.
Studying for the coaching side of the course will take place at Villa Park while the educational side will be delivered by BMet from Sutton Coldfield College.

The information evening for the Coaching Academy will run from 4-6pm on Thursday 31 May and will take place at the Recon Training Complex.

Anyone wishing to attend the evening should email or call 0121 327 2299 (EXT 350).


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