Course taken: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Morecambe Academy)
School: Dallam School
What are you doing after College?
I am currently in the process of applying for a football scholarship to study and play in America next year. Hopefully, this would mean a move to America to complete a four year degree whilst playing full-time ‘soccer’ in a very competitive league. This opportunity to study at an American University is simply an offer that I couldn’t turn down and made possible and accessible by LMC.
What were the best bits about your course?
Obviously training every day and receiving quality instruction from UEFA qualified coaches and exprofessional players has been a huge benefit to my overall development as a player. The link with
Morecambe Football Club offers, those who aspire to, clear pathways into the youth team, reserve team and ultimately the first team. Added to this, the Morecambe FC College teams play regular competitive football in 2 leagues from which I have gained valuable experience.
As for the educational side of the course, I have enjoyed learning at my own pace and level whilst being supported and encouraged by dedicated tutors. Another beneficial aspect that I’ve relished has been studying alongside my teammates which has encouraged unity and rapport.
Why did you choose your course?
For the opportunities, the quality instruction both on and off the field and the pathways available.
Why did you choose Lancaster & Morecambe College?
LMC are one of only two colleges in the country that offer this kind of course with direct links to a professional club. I like the mature, independent way of learning that the college environment fosters.
What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the course?
Absolutely go for it! The best decision I’ve ever made. It’s opened up so many doors for me personally, ones that would not have been on offer had I gone into sixth form.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
LMC has funded my FA Level 1 coaching badge which has helped me secure a job at Morecambe FC Development Centre, giving me even more options for the future.
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