FD SPORTS COACHING
PARTNER INSTITUTION: WIGAN & LEIGH COLLEGE
John had worked in a school for eight years and wanted to become a teacher of Physical Education, so he set on his career path by enrolling on the FD Sports Coaching at Wigan & Leigh College.
As the course was part time, the school where he worked released him one day per week to study his course, which fit in perfectly.
"It's another step closer to my goal of becoming a PE teacher; it also benefits me and my players as a football coach and manager for Wigan Cosmos Football Club. I've developed lots of new skills and new coaching techniques and sports science, which has helped the students at school as well as the football club. All elements worked perfectly together: the school; course and the football."
"I loved every aspect of the course - the subject areas, the lectures and assignments were interesting, insightful and beneficial. The lecturers went above and beyond in order to help and support all students and were welcoming, as were all my classmates."
John shall be progressing to BA (Hons) Sports Coaching in September 2012. Following that, John intends to return to study at Wigan & Leigh College to complete his PGCE.