The University has joined forces with the British Judo Association, Walsall College and SkillsActive to develop the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence in Judo. It is designed for people aged 16-18 who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport.
The two-year course will start in September and the University is looking for suitable candidates who want to study a BTEC National Diploma in Sports Performance at Walsall College and NVQ Level 3 in Judo at the University’s Judo Academy. Upon completion, these qualifications are accepted by most universities as access to sports degree courses.
The University’s Walsall campus is home to one of the few national centres of excellence in judo. Director of Sport, Mike Chamberlain, said: “As part of the ongoing work delivered in the Black Country by the University judo team, this important announcement represents the progression required for an athlete’s long term development and shows how strong the area is in the Olympic sport of judo.”
The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence is suitable for individual members of the British Judo Association, Amateur Judo Association, British Judo Council and other related bodies.
For more information, contact David Elmore, University of Wolverhampton Judo Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07905 680032.
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