The Leeds United Foundation are once again working with the Princes Trust to offer young people the opportunity to gain valuable coaching qualifications. The Leeds United Foundation plans to deliver a FA Level One Award in Coaching Football to people between the ages of 16 and 25 free of charge at the Elland Road Learning Zone.
Alan Scorfield, Education Projects Manager for the Leeds United Foundation said, “This qualification is the first rung of the coaching ladder and allows entry to employment or further education in football industry. The support from the Princes Trust will allow young people to gain the qualification on a one week intensive programme, effectively fast tracking them into an employable position.”
Similar courses in collaboration with the Prince’s Trust have been supported by players from the club including Ross McCormack and Leigh Bromby. Some of the successful learners from previous courses have been offered apprenticeships or Futsal Scholarships with the Leeds United Foundation, giving them the chance to further their career in the sport. Jamie Broadhead, who qualified from the last course said, “It’s been a dream to be involved with The Leeds United Foundation and this has been the start of something really positive for me.”
The new course is due to take place during the week commencing 26th November with a taster session on Wednesday 21st November. Anyone wishing to apply for a place on the course should contact Stephanie Shiels at the Princes Trust on 0113 236 8399.