Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s secondary school provision programme is for KS3 and KS4 students who may benefit from working in a sporting environment, providing bespoke qualifications. We enrol Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
The programme is designed for hard-to-reach KS3 and KS4 students who are disengaged with their school-based studies, lacking in confidence or self-esteem or displaying poor attendance in the standard school environment.
The Trust is now offering a range of courses that help to keep students engaged in their work and maintain their focus, also providing opportunities to learn new skills, too.
Students can choose to study with Preston North End as one of their GCSE options with a two-year course in sport or enterprise available, contributing to their progress eight score.
Under the progress eight programme, pupils will study a combined Level 1 and Level 2 course that contributes in Department for Education tables in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Update to counts in 2024 and 2025 measures.
“PNE helped me realise I could achieve and be successful even during a difficult time. The staff understood my circumstances and were very approachable and supported me to gain a qualification to progress onto college and play semi-professional football.”
Learners not studying under the progress eight format can also enrol on a course at Preston North End with a Level 1 certificate in sport or a Level 1 certificate in enterprise.
All courses are partly based in classrooms situated at Deepdale or at the club’s community training centre. Alternatively, courses can be delivered to students at school.
Courses are carried out on a one day per week basis, either with one full day or a half day either in the morning or afternoon. School delivery will be conducted for two to three hours each week.
List of qualifications
NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Technical Award in Business
and Enterprise 603/7004/X
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Sport 601/2623/1.
(Guided learning hours 120)
NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Technical Award in Health
and Fitness 603/7007/5
NCFE Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills
(Guided learning hours 90)
NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Technical Award in Sport
NCFE Entry Level Award in Exploring Occupational
(3 Credits or 1 Module)
NCFE Entry Level Award in Occupational Studies for
the Workplace 601/1186/0.
(6 credits or 2 modules)
NCFE Entry Level Certificate in Occupational Studies
for the Workplace 601/1185/9.
(13 credits or 5 modules)
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport Sports Coaching
Pathway 601/3037/4 .
(Guided learning hours 180)
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Courses are made up of both academic and practical modules with outdoor classes which form part of students’ learning programmes.
Recreational play of a multitude of sports forms part of the course as a reward for students’ progression. These sports include, but are not limited to: football, badminton, table tennis, dodgeball and health and fitness testing.
For more information about the secondary school provision programme, please contact secondary education tutor Jake Blackburn on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07833963489.
- Work on students’ personal fitness.
- Fitness programmes will focus on students’ personal health as well as skill-related activities to improve their physical wellbeing.
- Includes FITT (frequency, intensity, time, type) principles.
- Different types of movement.
- Students will learn about different areas and aspects of business.
- Looking at the skills and characteristics required of an entrepreneur.
- Focusing on the different ways that a business can be funded.
- Taking part in a business enterprise project of students’ own choice, such as food shops or a tea and coffee morning.