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Foundation Friday- Join the Club Doncaster Sports College

8 January 2016

The fastest growing sports education provider in Doncaster are recruiting students for 2016.

After initially opening in 2007, the Club Doncaster Sports College now with over 130 learners outgrew their old premises, resulting in the construc tion in the East Stand of the stadium of a new College area which opened back in November.

It has marked a phenomenal few years for the Club Doncaster Sports College, the only college dedicated to sports courses in the region.  Offering a unique experience to their learners, the college gives students the opportunity to represent both Club Doncaster Sports teams with the Doncaster Rovers Football Academy and Doncaster Rugby League Academy, receiving coaching from former Rovers defender Tim Ryan, along with first team players and coaches alongside their academic studies. 

This new approach to learning is working and producing outstanding results, meaning demand for places at the College is at the highest level ever.  For the academic year 2014/15, Club Doncaster had a 100% pass rate, 23% higher than the national average for their BTEC Dipom a in Sport course and a 95% pass rate, 31% higher than the national average for their Level 2 Diploma in Active Leisure course. 

These results are having a fantastic impact on the lives of young people in the region who are using their grades earned at the College for a pathway to university and to gain employment.

Matthew Tuck a current college student went on to achieve the maximum grades last year and he hope to do the same again this  year. His proud Mum Helen is delighted with his son’s progress at the College. 

“We initially looked at Club Doncaster Foundation as a second choice just in case my son didn't get his grades for 6th form, but then when we went for a discussion with them my son was so impressed that doing his level 3 BTEC was his first choice after achiev ing 11 GCSEs,” said Helen. 

"As a parent this was different from the traditional sixth form route, so I had my reservations but, when my son started the  course I soon realised it was a great move as he enjoys every minute there, and learning is easy when you enjoy it.

“In the summer we got the results and my son achieved the highest marks he could get, giving him 130 UCAS points!  

“We then compared this to his friends that went to sixth form, several failed most exams and now envy him doing a subject that  drives him to achieve to the highest level. 

“The level of teaching on this course has been excellent, the tutors are always available to help, advise and support.  

“It has been a great opportunity for my so to play football and all different sports with first class coaching.”

Kieran O’Malley a former student added: “The new facilities are fantastic and it’s great to see the College developing and giving students excellent progression opportunities to University and the sports industry.”
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