- Studied: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
The staff and fellow students were also very welcoming when I came to look around at the Open Event and made me feel that this was the perfect College for me
I chose Blackburn College as the Sport and Leisure Centre and the facilities provided are unlike any other College in the local areas and exceeded my expectations. The staff and fellow students were also very welcoming when I came to look around at the Open Event and made me feel that this was the perfect College for me. As I live outside of Blackburn, the bus pass was also a benefit that no other Colleges could offer.
My favourite area of the course is the Leadership unit where I was able to enhance my leading skills which will benefit me in the future, particularly in jobs as I want to become a teacher. I have also achieved my Level 2 Leadership qualification through this module. A close second favourite is the work experience time we are allocated throughout the two years - this allows us to get a feel of what it will be like working in a sporting environment.
We study a work experience unit which allows us to identify sporting job roles which interest us and what to expect from them. The College does this by finding out the roles and responsibilities required and helping us with our CVs, building our confidence, improving interview techniques and offering guest speakers to come in and talk about their job roles.
My tutors have really helped me achieve my grades, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic. I wouldn’t have achieved these grades without their help from extra resources, emails to answer any of our questions and also ensuring we are happy at College and keeping us motivated. I always know where I am up to with my work and receive feedback on all my assignments which helps me to know how well I have done or what I need to do to improve it next time.
My ambition is to complete my BA (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport at Edge Hill University, go on to a PGCE and become a high school PE teacher; I want to do this as I have been inspired by my tutors and I want to be like them.