Alternative Provision Programme 

Out of school programme for young people not fully engaged in the schools standard curriculum offer. 

Key features of provision

This project is specifically designed with sporty individuals in mind who have a keen interest in employment in the football/sports industry.

The student will be placed in a job role at our community scheme assisting our lead staff. Their mentor will help them develop both socially and academically whilst building self-confidence and gaining skills such as time management, planning, organisation etc. This will give the student a sense of achievement by being involved in the development of valuable programmes within the community.

The student will be working with our coaches in many settings from after school clubs, to curriculum time coaching and charity projects. They will also learn the other aspects to the job, such as collating information and registers, communication with schools & the community and monitoring & evaluation.

A placement with the CST will provide guidance to pathways that are available to them within this industry and will then allow the student to decide on a direction they want to go in.

Progressions for students could include apprenticeship options, once they have completed school. These are available at the CST which provides a familiar setting, especially after the  alternative educational provision has been completed.


Attending this placement should result in the student having a new found enthusiasm for learning, and therefore a more successful educational life with increased possibilties moving forward.

Characteristics of learners most likely to benefit

  • Learner who have a keen interest in the sports industry.
  • Learner who wants to be involved within a sports and leisure environment.
  • Learner who wants to learn about instructing and general office duties.
  • Has the ability to learn new skills and has a positive attitude to work.
  • Works well in a team and wants to improve their interpersonal skills.
  • Responds well to orders and try’s their best when given a task to carryout.
  • Willing to develop own knowledge of sport & coaching.
  • Good manor with children and participants of activities.
  • Ability to use own initiative at the appropriate time.
  • Dedication to tasks that have been delegated to the learner.
  • Ability to think of new ideas.
  • Reliable & Trustworthy.
  • Good decision making skills.

Contact Community Manager Paul McGuire for more information on the programme include costs and availability. 

Office number – 01625264688