Contribution of sport to emplyability


  • Organisation: Links Park Community Trust (LPCT)
  • Theme: Contribution of Sport to Employability
  • When: -
  • Scope: Angus (United Kingdom)

Topic: Validation of non-formal and informal learning / Awareness raising campaign / Guidance towards recognition & assessment of skills / Sport and Employability

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: Donations, sponsorship, and income generated from the programme

Context: -

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): Utilising the facilities provided by Links Park Stadium in Montrose (the home of Montrose Football Club), Links Park Community Trust (LPCT) in partnership with Angus Council, wish to offer a 14-week programme (1 day a week) for those aged 16-19 and not in employment, education and/or training.

Using sport, and in particular football, as an alternative and somewhat appealing context to learning, it aims to deliver an innovative programme of fun yet challenging activities that develop skills for life and work.

The ‘Play-Makers’ programme aims to develop personal and employability skills through the various activities and tasks that are undertaken, and participants are supported in capturing and demonstrating these new-found attributes, not only in their CV, but also verbally during interview.

Participants are encouraged to explore the role that Sport can play in developing key life and employability skills, whilst also investigating the extensive range of occupations that exist within and as a result of Sport and the personal attributes and skills required to fulfil such.

The group benefit from undertaking a practical work placement of their choosing, with opportunities being provided at LPCT but also fellow Community Sports Hub clubs and organisations. Whether taking on the role of a coach, photographer or shop assistant amongst others, participants will gain experience of planning, delivering and evaluating a personal work schedule. Nationally recognised training and certification will also be offered as part of the course, in areas such as First Aid and Leadership amongst others.

Target: Young people aged 16-19 and not in employment, education and/or training

Main results: -

Factors of success:

- A practical work placement of their choosing

- Nationally recognised training and certification

Barriers overcome: -


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