The Iron Foundation has welcomed 18 new scholars this month.
Ethan Carton, Henry Dobbs, Mackenzie Dolloway, Connor Drury, Kian Hand, Joe Hare, Bobby Hayes, Josh Hope, Kian Humphriss, Keigan Hutchinson, James Jackson, Jacob Knight, Adie Phillips, Josh Pottage, Alex Simons, Josh Thompson, Ollie Tuplin and Elliot Watson all began their two-year diploma with the club in association with North Lindsey College and the National League Trust.
Over the course of the two-years, the scholars are studying for a NCFE Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (Sports Coaching) with Coaching (worth up to three A-Levels), while also representing the club in the Community and Education Football Alliance League, along with other cup competitions throughout the course of the season.
The Iron Foundation offers a number of courses and opportunities to learn with Scunthorpe United CSET including a “Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development” and “BSc Football Coaching, Development and Administration”.
In particular, the Scholarship has been a very successful one both on and off the pitch, with a high level of success in students attaining the NCFE diploma, while the teams have also proved to do well in the EFL Trust Futsal Leagues and past cup competitions, including a trip to the Olympic Park’s Copperbox Arena a few years ago.
Last season, in the second season since transferring from futsal to football, the group also won the league and visited the League One Play-Off Final as guests at the end of last season to receive their accolade.
The third aspect to the course, work experience in the industry, has also seen a number of former scholars progress to work within sport, while the diploma has also opened the door to various university courses for others.
Scholarship Manager Gav Cooper said: “We are delighted to welcome our new scholars onto our course for the next two years. As always, there’s a lot of hard work to put in between now and the end of the diploma, but we’re hoping they’ll both enjoy it and develop throughout and go onto have successful careers within the industry or use the qualification to progress onto the next step of their lives.
“We’ve had a great amount of success on the course in recent years and it’s gone from strength-to-strength in terms of interest. The lads have made a great start both on and off the pitch, with both the “A” and the “B” team recording fantastic victories last week.
“As always, we’re looking forward to seeing how the scholars progress on and off the pitch, aiming for yet more success in the NCFE qualification.”
For more information on the course, or to enrol, visit www.scunthorpeunited-cset.co.uk/education/courses/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.