Telford College students have praised the ‘incredible’ opportunities they have been given to prepare them for a career in the sport and leisure industry after graduating with flying colours.
The college’s sport students recorded a string of distinction star and distinction grades this year, among an overall pass rate of nearly 95%.
Chloe Venables, 18, has graduated from her level three sport course, run in conjunction with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, with three distinction stars.
“I’m over the moon with the results I’ve been given,” she said. “After nearly two years of working online I think my hard work has really paid off and I couldn’t be happier.
“The opportunities you get through the Wolves course are incredible. We have met the players and because of the course, we have seen all the different pathways to a career we could take through the Wolves Foundation.
“I am hoping to study sport science at Birmingham City University, then go in to coaching or teaching football as a future career. However September 2022 will be my time after a nice year of travelling and relaxation!”
Chloe, a former Aldridge School student from Walsall, said: “I highly recommend the course, especially for people passionate about football. It has been great gaining an insight on sports and different career paths to just playing.
“Tutors give help and guidance on what we can do with our qualifications and where they could take us later in life. They are always constructive and give us the best advice and support to improve our grades.
“The facilities at Telford College are incredible. The astroturf pitches and sports dome along with specific equipment really helps with our practical lessons.
Liam McDonagh, 21, from Wellington, has also completed the level three Wolves sport course, with grades which included a merit and two distinctions.
The former Oswestry College student is now heading to the University of Chester to study health and exercise science.
He has his sights set on a career as an exercise consultant, personal trainer or rehabilitation specialist.
“I liked how the course was taught – I found working from home remotely OK, as I knew I had the support from teachers if I needed it. The college was also a good location for me, as it was close to home.”
There are still a few places left on the new series of sport courses at Telford College starting in September, including the level three programme delivered in partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
For details, or to apply, see www.telfordcollege.ac.uk/courses/full-time/sports