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10 June 2015

Education Academy to host final open evening

The Education Academy, based at The Zone Huddersfield Community Trust, will be hosting its final open evening ahead of the 2015/16 academic year on Thursday 25 June between 6pm and 8pm.

Do you want to represent Huddersfield Town at Futsal whilst studying towards a BTEC Level 1, 2 or 3 and then onto a Foundation Degree? Then the Education Academy is the right choice for your next academic step. 

Established in 2009, the Education Academy is fast becoming a provider of choice for post 16 Education. All available programmes are delivered on-site at the Education Centre, which thanks to its unique environment, assists the excellent levels of training and teaching provided by a team of highly qualified tutors and coaches that focus on the sports, fitness and coaching sector.

The Education Academy offer a range of sports related qualifications including the following:
- BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure
- BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)
- Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development

The open evening will comprise of a presentation that will cover the scholarship framework, teaching, learning, assessment and progression routes conducted by Education Manager Rachael Lakey, Curriculum Leader and Tutor James Mahoney and Tutor Phil Waring.

Following the presentation there will be a tour held by current students providing the perfect opportunity for any individuals to ask current scholars about their experiences of training, game time and classroom based activities.

Attendees to the open evening will then be able to take part in a modified possession based training session conducted by Futsal Head Coach Mark Tinker.

Rachael Lakey, Education Manager at The Zone, commented ahead of the Huddersfield Town Futsal Scholarship opening evening and recruitment for 2015/16:

“What a year! We’ve enjoyed success both on the playing field and within our classrooms. Our current Scholars are thriving; developing their knowledge and understanding at an outstanding rate. We’re really proud of their achievements and we are looking forward to another year of the same as they progress into Year 2.

“We have been working closely with Secondary Schools and coaches from Under 16’s Clubs with the calibre of students being given conditional offers for September being very impressive. We have only 10 places left for both BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 so our final open evening of the year is expected to be a busy one.

“It’s still not too late for any Year 11s who are passionate about playing football/futsal and want to study sports, to give us a call and book on to the open evening.

“The evening itself is very informative and allows both parents and potential Scholars to gain a full insight into this exciting opportunity.”

If you are interested in the opportunity of visiting the Education Academy’s opening evening on Thursday 25 June or have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact Quality Assurance Officer, Claire Ford before Tuesday 23 June and a place will be reserved.

Claire can be contacted by telephone on 01484 484 155 or via email at

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