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Leeds Met and The FA score a winning goal in coaching excellence

Leeds Met and The FA score a winning goal in coaching excellence

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The English Football Association (The FA) has commissioned Leeds Metropolitan University to deliver a Sport Coaching Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) course for 12 members of their staff.
The English Football Association (The FA) has commissioned Leeds Metropolitan University to deliver a Sport Coaching Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) course for 12 members of their staff.

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 January 2013For immediate releaseLeeds Met and The FA score a winning goal in coaching excellence
The English Football Association (The FA) has commissioned LeedsMetropolitan University to deliver a Sport Coaching Postgraduate Certificate(PG Cert) course for 12 members of their staff.The part-time course, which will run up until June 2013, is being carried out atS
t. George‟s Park
- the home of T
he FA‟s new National Football Centre for 
players, coaches and coach educators. It is also the training base for the 24England teams. Andy Abraham, Principal Lecturer in Sport Coaching at Leeds Metropolitanand Programme Leader of the postgraduate certificate
, said: “This is a
fantastic opportunity for the University to collaborate with the FA
 –
the veryheart of English football. The participants are all very experienced coaches.They have been employed by the FA to work as Youth Coach Educators inpartnership with professional club academies to develop their youth coaches.The PG Cert is intended to support their transition from excellent coaches toexcellent coach educators.
“We are proud to be delivering the programme which will formalise and add to
the participants
already considerable skills and knowledge. Ultimately, thecourse will improve their capacity to make professional judgments relating to
the development of more effective youth football coaches.”
 The PG Cert is an integrated package of classroom and work based learning.
 
Head of Player Development and Research for The FA, Andy Cale, added:
“The Football Association is fully committed to developing coaches and coach
educators at all levels. This course is part of the drive to support Coaching asa Profession and to keep FA staff at the forefront of academic developmentsin sports coaching. This innovative course helps our staff understand thelatest theories of coach education and development and translate them into
cutting edge practical support for the coaches in the professional clubs.”
 Students will receive further support throug
h Leeds Met‟s online virtual
learning system where all individual modules have their own page thatstudents are automatically allocated to as a result as registering on thatmodule.
Ends
For further details please contact Julia Williams in the Communications teamat Leeds Met on 0113 812 5978 or email  j.t.williams@leedsmet.ac.uk 
Notes for editors:
Leeds Metropolitan University has more than 27,000 students andaround 3,000 staff.
The Vice Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University is Professor Susan Price and the Chair of the Board is Lord Woolmer of Leeds.
 
Leeds Metropolitan‟s four faculties are: Arts, Environment and
Technology, Business & Law, Health and Social Sciences, andCarnegie.
 
Leeds Metropolitan‟s heritage can be traced back to the founding of the
Mechanics Institute in Leeds in 1824.
The Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) showed thatthe proportion of Leeds Metropolitan 2010/11 graduates in work, further study or both six months after leaving university was 91.87%.

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