Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Sports 4 NRG offers free sports qualifications

Free sports related qualifications are on offer for young people in Thanet, who are not in education, employment or training.

The Worx Project is running its latest course, which offers young people the chance to gain a Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership over one week. Led by Thanet District Councils Sport 4 NRG, the course includes 36 hours of active learning, with practical sports sessions, sessions at local sports clubs and in the classroom.

Students will also be expected to complete 10 hours of volunteering at places such as Sport 4NRG, after school clubs, leisure centres and swimming pools. These will all be arranged by the Worx Project and once they complete the course, Sport 4NRG will also find further training or will help with getting a college place or sports related employment.

Starting on Monday 13 until Friday 17 February from 10.00am to 4.30pm at Concorde Youth Centre, Ramsgate for young people aged between 16 and 24 years old.

Funded by Thanet Works, the Worx Project led by Thanet District Council and Pipeline, aims to help people get off benefits and into training and/or work.

This will be Sport 4 NRGs tenth cohort of the Sports Leadership Award. Since starting in 2009, more than 200 young people have completed the courses and over 40% have moved into work placements (volunteering), further education (college courses and further sports training qualifications) and employment.

James Gregory, Sport 4NRG Officer, said: We are really pleased with the impact that Sport 4 NRG has had with The Worx Project. With more than 200 young people now more qualified and work ready than before, we have definitely helped to make a positive impact in the community.

The majority of the candidates are now enrolled in further training either in full-time education or a sports specific short course. They have taken the opportunity that Sport 4 NRG has given them and with our guidance and support, they are able to continue their journey into employment.

For an application form for the course, either e-mail James at james.gregory@thanet.gov.ukor text your details to 07770 828 582.

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