In December, BTEC Level 3 year one sport students received a visit from staff at British Judo to inform them of employment opportunities available within sport at a local and national level.
Teacher Aimee Kaur said: "Students were able to experience these opportunities first hand through interactive workshops, which allowed them to develop their understanding of employment opportunities within sport.
"The event also linked with their current unit of work ‘professional development in sport’ and they were able to apply what they had learnt in the classroom to a real life experience.
"This experience has been invaluable in preparing our students for studies at university and employment, especially those wishing to progress in the coaching industry."
Nick Shepard, Regional Delivery Officer, from British Judo said: “I thought this was a great opportunity to pass on some of the experience I have gained, throughout my career pathway to date, working in Sports Coaching and Development with a National Governing Body and explaining my journey from studying Sport at College myself.
"It also gave the students an opportunity to find out exactly what the challenges facing someone looking to progress in the industry are. Aimee Kaur facilitated this session and I believe the students are lucky to have a lecturer with the foresight to arrange for guest speakers to give them the benefit of their first-hand knowledge and experience.”
Jade Deneka- Littleboy, year one Level 3 sport student, said: "I found the talk very good. I learnt that sometimes it’s about knowing the right people and showing your determination, this could be through volunteering or simply getting your foot in the door to be noticed and you will succeed.
"I am now aware that there are so many different jobs which you can go into in the sports industry."