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The Sports Academy is designed to enhance young people's preparation for a career in the sport and leisure industry, enabling them to participate in a vibrant and expanding industry sector. It has been the platform from which young people have progressed into the leisure industry and other training.
Learners on the programme develop vital transferable skills. Self-discipline is enhanced through taking part in regular coaching and instructional sessions with their peer-group. Confidence is improved by successfully achieving the varied daily requirements of the programme. Empathy and respect for others is promoted through a greater understanding of the needs of those around them.
In addition to these skills, learners also sample a wide range of sporting and leisure activities, in order that they are aware of the current methodologies and technologies currently being utiilised in the sector.
Training sessions take place in varied locations with a course structure designed to improve the learners' fitness, enhance coaching and instructing skills and assist learners in developing skills and techniques through a range of sporting activities.
Learners are made aware of their levels of fitness by taking part in a variety of fitness tests. This provides a fantastic motivational tool for them to improve their performance, as well as providing accurate statistical data for the instructor. This is of vital importance in tailoring the training sessions to the needs of each learners, ensuring that they are all working in the most effective manner.
The course operates a roll-on-roll-off programme with a monthly intake of learners. Activities are tailored to the individual and the length of time will vary depending on the level of the learner upon entry. To promote teamwork and enthuse learners, they are split into a home and away team to encourage an element of competition. There is a weekly award to celebrate outstanding achievement.
Please note that the Sports Academy currently runs courses in Wrexham, Cardiff and Bridgend.