College helps to support coaches

Deputy head of sport Jonny Rees, Active Northumberland's Nathan Rogerson and assistant manager at Concordia, Chris Scurfield.

Deputy head of sport Jonny Rees, Active Northumberland's Nathan Rogerson and assistant manager at Concordia, Chris Scurfield.

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A new course offering youngsters in the region a progression route into the sport and leisure industry has been pioneered by leading local sports authorities.

The latest collaboration from the TyneMet College and Active Northumberland partnership brings an exciting new venture aimed at bridging the skills gap within the Leisure Industry.

The partnership sees the college and Active Northumberland delivering a bespoke programme aimed at 16 to 18-year-olds, providing a course that meets the specific needs of the leisure industry, based at Concordia Leisure Centre in Cramlington.

Active Northumberland’s Nathan Rogerson said: “We’ve worked with TyneMet for a number of years and have been delighted in the results from the established apprenticeship programme, it was a natural step for them to be involved – TyneMet has worked closely with us to develop a course fitting to our needs.”

The partnering organisations are inviting those interested to come along to an open night event on February 10, from 6pm at Concordia Leisure Centre, with sports professionals on hand to answer questions about the full time programme which begins in September.

People can find out more about enrolling on the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness, Coaching and Leisure Operations at the launch event where key information about the course will be available, as well as the chance to speak to sports professionals about a career in the leisure industry.

For more information about the course call TyneMet College on (0191) 229 5000.