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Studying is not confined to the classroom - we prefer that a large proportion of the course is fulfilled on the pitch.

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The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme and Sheffield Hallam University are pleased to announce a unique partnership aiming to take both institutions to new heights.

The association will fundamentally develop the BTEC Level 3 module undertaken by SWFC Community Programme students to aid the crucial transition into university.

In addition, Sheffield Hallam University will install experienced guest lecturers into the Owls’ Community Programme, with students receiving a head start on the education pathway.

SWFC and Sheffield Hallam University already enjoy a rich affiliation in terms of student investment through departmental internships and external relations that will continue to grow.

“The transitional support of students from BTEC level into university is key and students can only benefit from the expert tuition Sheffield Hallam University will provide.

“We look forward to extending and developing this relationship in the long term.”

Rob Wilson, External Relations Lead at Sheffield Hallam University, added:  “Our partnership with Sheffield Wednesday continues to go from strength to strength and underlines the commitment of the University to collaborate with major players in sport to provide exceptional learning experiences for our students.

“We are delighted we are able to work in partnership with SWFC to support the development of their BTEC programme in this way and support the transition for players into Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University, creating a genuine pathway to develop their skills and experience with one of the largest providers of sport related education in the UK.”

Read more at http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/university-challenge-1571911.aspx#D1sRXRQsZ7sIzxFy.99

The club’s Education Programme, which is based at the ground, is taking applications for its BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 extended diploma in Sport course and is holding an open day for prospective students on 13 January 2015 at 6:00pm at the ground.
 
The course allows students to study towards the qualification whilst regularly playing and coaching Futsal to develop technical, tactical and physical ability. The students also play in a professional club in the Futsal League.

In association with the Football League Trust, the programme allows young people aged 16-18 to study at the football club’s education facilities and various sports venues across Sheffield.

The education programme is delivered in association with Sheffield Wednesday and their Community Programme and last year announced record breaking exam results since the course started – something the programme is hoping to replicate with this year’s student intake.
 
To qualify for Level 3 entry, students require four A-C GCSEs (subject to confirmation), including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2. Those who narrowly miss out on those grades will be considered for Level 1 or Level 2 course.
 
The two-year programme is delivered at the learning centre at Hillsborough and has been in place for two years. The course has seen 90 per cent of young people progress on to higher education or course-related jobs. 

Read more at http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/young-people-to-apply-for-owls-

 

Facilities available

Studying is not confined to the classroom - we prefer that a large proportion of the course is fulfilled on the pitch.

 

Additional support

The students are assessed on an ongoing basis with written and practical tasks. All qualifications are assessed by the governing body and first4sport plus British Sports Trust teams of qualified internal and external verifiers. All work is assessed against national criteria.

Learner success

There are pathways into a level 3 course. Encouraging students to get back into further education is essential. This will be delivered with our partnership with Hillsborough College. Part of the community engagement of Sheffield Wednesday is to try and improve students potential job prospects.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (SWFC) through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 15 January 2015
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Venues

  • A: Sheffield Wednesday
    • Address:
    • Leppings Lane
    • Hillsborough
    • Sheffield
    • S6 1SW
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01143240780
    • Email address:
    • education@swfc.co.uk
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    • The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme and Sheffield Hallam University are pleased to announce a unique partnership aiming to take both institutions to new heights.

      The association will fundamentally develop the BTEC Level 3 module undertaken by SWFC Community Programme students to aid the crucial transition into university.

      In addition, Sheffield Hallam University will install experienced guest lecturers into the Owls’ Community Programme, with students receiving a head start on the education pathway.

      SWFC and Sheffield Hallam University already enjoy a rich affiliation in terms of student investment through departmental internships and external relations that will continue to grow.

      “The transitional support of students from BTEC level into university is key and students can only benefit from the expert tuition Sheffield Hallam University will provide.

      “We look forward to extending and developing this relationship in the long term.”

      Rob Wilson, External Relations Lead at Sheffield Hallam University, added:  “Our partnership with Sheffield Wednesday continues to go from strength to strength and underlines the commitment of the University to collaborate with major players in sport to provide exceptional learning experiences for our students.

      “We are delighted we are able to work in partnership with SWFC to support the development of their BTEC programme in this way and support the transition for players into Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University, creating a genuine pathway to develop their skills and experience with one of the largest providers of sport related education in the UK.”

      Read more at http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/university-challenge-1571911.aspx#D1sRXRQsZ7sIzxFy.99

      The club’s Education Programme, which is based at the ground, is taking applications for its BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 extended diploma in Sport course and is holding an open day for prospective students on 13 January 2015 at 6:00pm at the ground.
       
      The course allows students to study towards the qualification whilst regularly playing and coaching Futsal to develop technical, tactical and physical ability. The students also play in a professional club in the Futsal League.

      In association with the Football League Trust, the programme allows young people aged 16-18 to study at the football club’s education facilities and various sports venues across Sheffield.

      The education programme is delivered in association with Sheffield Wednesday and their Community Programme and last year announced record breaking exam results since the course started – something the programme is hoping to replicate with this year’s student intake.
       
      To qualify for Level 3 entry, students require four A-C GCSEs (subject to confirmation), including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2. Those who narrowly miss out on those grades will be considered for Level 1 or Level 2 course.
       
      The two-year programme is delivered at the learning centre at Hillsborough and has been in place for two years. The course has seen 90 per cent of young people progress on to higher education or course-related jobs. 

      Read more at http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/young-people-to-apply-for-owls-