Are you aged 16-18 and want to continue your education while playing football to a high standard? Do the local colleges not offer what you are looking for? Well, Pompey in the Community (PitC) may be able to help!
We would like to invite boys and girls in current school years 11 and 12 to an open evening at Pompey Study Centre on Monday 5th February (6-7pm) to find out more.
Pompey in the Community (PitC) are continuing to thrive in the delivery of their further education courses.
Since 2012, PitC have offered students a chance to wear the famous colours and represent PitC on either a one-year (90 Credit Diploma in Sport), two-year (BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport) or three-year (BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Level 2 Fitness Instructor/Level 3 Personal Trainer) full-time course.
The educational element of the courses are delivered by fully-qualified teachers that have extensive knowledge and experience within the sports sector, and they will always go that extra mile to ensure the learners’ success.
The course blends academic study at the state of the art Study Centre with an enrichment programme that is designed to replicate the environment of a young professional sportsperson.
This includes individual technical and tactical development with UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ licensed coaches, strength and conditioning classes with qualified professionals, match analysis using Hudl software (also used by the Pompey first team) and an intensive games programme in the FA National Football Youth League, competing against other professional community trusts such as Spurs Foundation and Albion in the Community.
Last year’s cup finals were held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light and Wolves’ Molineux. The students have also had the chance to compete in fixtures at various professional training grounds, including Chelsea, Birmingham, Norwich and Fulham to name but a few.
The course provides many exit routes for students, including full-time employment within the sports industry, apprenticeships, university study and the popular route of gaining a football scholarship in the United States.
There have also been a number of success stories where students are now full-time coaches within Pompey in the Community.
Furthermore, with an array of local contacts, the students have also been provided with the opportunity to gain part-time or full-time contracts with professional and non-league clubs.
Extra-curricular activity is taken seriously at PitC and students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of trips, including an outdoor residential in Dorset, Sports Science workshops at the University of Portsmouth, visits to Wembley for an England games, and showcase trips to Ireland, Spain and USA to take part in international tournaments.
The students also have the chance to pick up additional qualifications such as FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, basketball and tennis activator courses, as well as refereeing.
Applications are now open for the September 2018 intake. The programme has limited places and are extremely popular, so be quick to contact our team and secure your place.