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By Steve Carpenter Monday 17 December 2012 Updated: 17/12 17:01
A PARTNERSHIP between City College and the Sky Blues Academy is delivering a high quality education programme as part of the club’s commitment to the Football League’s Apprenticeship Scheme for Full Time Scholars.
The academy provides players with the BTEC National Diploma in Sport and the NVQ in Sporting Excellence.
The Premier League and Football League’s Elite Player Performance Plan stipulates that the Academy must provide fully equipped teaching rooms for these courses.
And now it does thanks to City College’s facilities whop provide the academy with two classrooms complete with computer access on two days a week.
“We have a responsibility to give our scholars the best possible chance of gaining recognised academic qualifications in sport alongside the development of their professional football skills,” explained Matt Clarke, Head of Education and Player Welfare at the Club.
“Since delivering the programme at City College the lads have engaged more and are showing real commitment, meeting the high expectations we place on them.”
Paul Taylor, Principal of City College, added: “We’re delighted to be working with the Sky Blues’ Academy in this way.
“The programme is important to the future of these young men, equipping them for a life beyond playing.”
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