On 9th January this year, North Wall CDP rolled out its new 44-week Sports, Recreational and Exercise course. Each day, learners take part in daily football practice, gym training and themed classwork. This is an accredited, industry entry level QQI Level 5 course and is enhanced by the addition of RLSS Lifeguard and First Aid qualifications. Learners participate in multi-sport workshops and activity trips and have guest speakers. Those who meet the eligibility criteria get a training and meal allowance.
This course is funded by CDETB under the Local Training Initiative (LTI) programme. Funding from REACH fund ensures that technology and digital analytical equipment are available to the learners, for example, GPS trackers and VEO camera. North Wall CDP have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bohemian’s F.C. which adds a further professional and development element. Here's what the course has to offer:
Our new Sports course has been renamed L.I.F.E. (Learning in a Football Environment). This year the course is located in National College of Ireland (NCI) and being delivered from there also. Learners recently joined with other college students to celebrate ‘Fresher’s Week’. It was a great experience and helped break down stereotypes on all sides.
The course has been designed and delivered by our Local Training Initiative (LTI) Coordinator, John Behan, and Assistant Coordinator Craig Caffrey.
Well done to everyone involved!