Preston North End Community and Education are holding an open morning and an open evening over the next month for students nearing the end of their time at high school to explore their options for the next step of their education path.
The community department will be opening its offices from 10am until 12pm on Saturday 23rd November and again from 6.30pm until 7.30pm on Monday 16th December for Year 10 and Year 11 students to attend.
On both occasions, education staff will be on hand to offer advice and information about the education courses on offer from the Trust.
Post-16 students at the Community and Education Trust can study a Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise; the latter qualification the equivalent of three A-Levels.
Upon completion of the Level 3 course, students then have the chance to move onto the Community Football Coaching foundation degree, which is offered by the Trust in conjunction with the University of South Wales.
The foundation degree is a two-year course and those who have already left high school looking at university study options are therefore also welcome to attend both the open morning and open evening to discuss these courses.
Those completing equivalent qualifications with an external organisation are also welcome to apply for the foundation degree course.
While studying at PNE, students from both the Sport and Exercise Diploma and foundation degree courses will represent the club through playing football and futsal.
The Trust now also offers a secondary school provision programme which is primarily open to learners in Years 10 and 11, while staff are open to discussions regarding taking on board younger learners as well.
The programme aims to work with disengaged, hard-to-reach students by upskilling, maintaining their focus and improving self-esteem and confidence by working with them in a sporting environment. Students on the programme can choose a GCSE in sport or enterprise, or for a non-Progress Eight qualification, they can study for a Level 1 certificate in sport or enterprise.
All secondary school provision courses include one half-day or one full-day of study at the community offices at Deepdale, although lessons are sometimes based at PlayFootball in Preston, too.
For more information about any of our education programmes or courses, or to register your interest in attending an open evening or studying with the club, please contact PNE Community and Education Trust by calling 01772 693309 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also express your interest in the post-16 education programme by completing this form.