Dumfries and Galloway College has teamed up with Scottish Championship football club Queen of the South (QoS) F.C. up to announce a new course.
The Sports and Recreation Skills for Work – QoS F.C. will see students gain real world experience of how a football club works as well as learning essential sports skills at its Dumfries campus.
Running for 12 weeks between 14 March and 13 June 2022, the exciting new programme will also provide students with the opportunity to take part in match day activities as well as working with the team’s training, local community activities, and breakfast club.
Students will leave the course with a SQA National 5 qualification and will be equipped with the skills and unique experience required to build a career in the sports industry or progress into further study.
The college are taking applications for Sports and Recreation Skills for Work – QoS FC at present and their staff will assist all prospective students through the application process to enable them to participate in this exciting opportunity.
Dumfries and Galloway College thank Queen of the South F.C. for making this exciting opportunity available and look forward to working with them to enable young people to develop a career pathway.
Principal Joanna Campbell said:
“I am delighted that our college has added this exciting new course to our curriculum, and I send my personal thanks to our partners at Queen of the South F.C. for making it possible.
“Working with our valued partners across the South of Scotland has been key to our success at Dumfries and Galloway College and we’re proud to continue building these important relationships.
“I would encourage anyone who is interested in taking advantage of this unique opportunity to get in touch with us to find out more.”
Daniel Armstrong, Queen of the South F.C. Commercial Manager, said:
“It is great to have a further partnership with the college and it is a further strand to what we as a football club can offer to our community.
This gives young people the opportunity to challenge themselves academically as well as practically.
We would like to thank the college for allowing a new innovative project to take place and we look forward to welcoming the students to Palmerston to enhance their education with us.”