In partnership with Leeds City College we currently have 12, 16 – 18 years old enroled on this apprenticeship programme and delivers the following industry qualifications:
- NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership (Identifying the skills needed in the field and coaching environment)
- City in Guilds Level 2 certificate in increasing participation in sport and active leisure in community settings
- Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
- Key skills in Maths and English: These will be delivered, should candidates not already hold A-C (GCSE)
- Level 1 certificate in coaching football
Meet a few of our apprentices and future Foundation coaches below:
Name: Jordan Stocks
Lives: Whinmoor, Leeds
Interests : Football And Golf
Favourite Team: Leeds United
History: I did bad in school I left with no qualification and no hope. I started hanging around with the wrong crowd and getting into trouble with the police. If it wasn’t for Leeds united giving me this opportunity to change my life I would be probably be in jail or out on the street been a nuisance.
Why I Applied: The reason I applied for the apprenticeship is because I want to make something of my life and not be a bum anymore I also don’t want to be known as that naughty kid who will never make it anymore.
What I want out of the apprenticeship: I want to be able to look at my self at the end of the apprenticeship and be proud for once. I also would like to become a full time member of staff for Leeds united
Name: Chad Christopher Morris
Hometown: Leeds, i have lived in Leeds all my life.
My hobbies are playing football and cricket and I also enjoy chilling out with mates.
My favourite club is Leeds United so I am very happy to be working for the club. My first ever Leeds was when they played Fulham and they were beat 3-1.
I have played football since I was six and have played for various different teams including Farsley Celtic and Carveley United, I now play for Farsley Celtic under 18s and the under 21s.
I joined this course because I enjoy football and want to carry on a sporting lifestyle I am hoping to gain coaching qualifications and want to try and start a career in coaching.
Name: Peter Bunting
D.O.B: 28th September 1993
Position: Centre Back
Favourite Team: Leeds United
History: I was late starting playing football competitively; I started playing when I was 12 for Alverthorpe Juniors for who I played centre half, I stayed there for 3 and a half years before moving to Outwood & Eastmoor FC. After my first season at Outwood at the age of 16 I had trials with Leeds United, this fell at the wrong time as I was currently injured with a broken metatarsal. The season after Outwood formed into another team and became Next Generation FC, I then spent a further 2 years playing for them.
Why I applied for this job: I applied for this apprenticeship because for me personally this was my second and last chance to be able to get on this job ladder. Coaching has always been something I’ve wanted to do but been able to start at such a high profile club is like a dream come true.
What I hope to achieve?: My main goal in life is to become a manager. So for me by doing this I hope to gain as many skills, qualifications and as much experience I can get to be able to achieve my goal.