Wednesday, August 15, 2012

News: RCAT to run courses at New York Stadium


Rotherham College of Arts and Technology (RCAT) has teamed up with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust to offer training opportunities delivered at the New York Stadium.

The move will enhance the community aspect of the £20m development that will host its first league game this weekend.

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sports focuses on numerous topics including; football, event organising, sports psychology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and more.

Martin Usher, sports lecturer at RCAT, said: "This is our first sports course so it's bringing something new and exciting for our students.

"We offer a whole host of other courses from computing and catering to animal care and tourism. This course will open up new doors for our students in the world of sports."

Jamie Noble, head of community at the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, said: "This is a unique opportunity for the students of Rotherham College to learn lifelong skills with the football club in our new home, the New York Stadium.

"We are very proud of what we have built and we have created not just a football ground but areas where learning can take place. The relationship between the football club and the College is going to be a long term one with far more courses on offer in the stadium over the coming years."

The Trust is a community development programme delivering projects based on education, participation, inclusion and cohesion. They picked up the prestigious Community Club of the Year accolade at the Football League Awards in May.

The trust recently launched the Rotherham United Education Academy creating the opportunity for young people to develop a wide range of employability and coaching skills.

RCAT website

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust website

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