ARGYLE Community Trust is forging a new partnership with King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC) in Totnes to deliver the highly successful Post-16 Football Education programme.
Students are being given the chance to enrol on this new course at KEVICC from September 2016, gaining a unique insight into the inner working of a professional football club, while earning a qualification that can see them progress to Higher Education or employment in the sports industry.
Argyle Community Trust and KEVICC are looking for young players of school-leaving age with a passion to play football at a high level to take academic studies under the guidance of Plymouth Argyle, whilst at the same time honing their footballing talents.
The programme sees 16-18 years olds participate in a number of academic studies alongside a football scholarship run by Plymouth Argyle. The programme is designed to give people excellent academic qualifications that can take them into universities, overseas universities, employment and work places.
In addition to this, the programme provides talented and enthusiastic youngsters with the opportunity to train and play as a football scholar in tandem with their academic studies.
Previous scholars have progressed into the professional game, climbed the football pyramid and also gone overseas, whilst others have improved on their football ability and continue to play at a high standard in local football.
KEVICC Team Leader of PE Carly Perring said: “Our academic programme at Kennicott is hugely successful giving students a broad range of subject choices to study.
“The addition of this programme will provide students with the opportunity to develop their Football skills with professional coaches, gain experience of the sports industry by working alongside a professional club and open their minds to other employment roles within the industry.
“During their time at Kennicott students will study a selection of ‘A’ level or level 3 equivalent courses of their choice alongside the Football programme with the guidance and support of KEVICC teaching staff. T
“This is a really exciting development for us and we are looking forward to working closely with Plymouth Argyle over the next academic year. If you are interested in applying for this course or would like more information please go the KEVICC website to peruse our online Sixth form prospectus. www.kingedwardvi.devon.sch.uk