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Open Evenings for Blues Education Programme

23rd March 2015

Cardiff Blues are hosting a special Open Evening this Wednesday night at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to give prospective students and parents the chance to discover more about our new and exciting rugby education programme.

The region has announced plans to roll out a new education programme, in conjunction with TVS Education, aimed at post 16 studies for September.
Radyr Comprehensive School (Cardiff), Tonyrefail (Rhondda Valley), Aberdare Community School (Cynon Valley) and St Cyres (Vale of Glamorgan) have all signed up as Exclusive Official Partner Schools.
The Cardiff Blues Rugby Education Programme is for Students that will be entering Year 12 in September.
It entails a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport; equivalent to 3 A-Levels, and a Technical Rugby Programme; 8 hours a week of practical rugby coaching delivery, coach education and mentoring, thus enabling students to relate what they are learning through the course to real life practical situations.
The programme also gives students an exclusive opportunity to gain valuable work based learning experience through the Cardiff Blues Community Programme. Students will also play in a 10-a-side intra-regional games competition on a regular basis, all whilst gaining qualifications for University.
The course will provide many positive opportunities and pathways for students to ensure maximum engagement and achievement for students. We aim for the Cardiff Blues brand to engage, retain and ultimately progress all the participants involved in the programme, and offer the opportunity for students to gain a career in the sports industry.
Nadine Griffiths, Blues Community Manager, said: "This is such a really exciting time for us as we form strong relationships with many schools across the region to offer the Rugby Education Programme from September.

“This course is perfect for you if are keen on seeking further education and if you enjoy sport. We have a number of Open Evenings coming up, including one at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Wednesday, and we are encouraging parents and students to discover more about what we are offering.”
Cardiff Blues are hosting two open evening dates this week:
Monday 23rd March – St Cyres School - 6pm-7.30pm
Wednesday 25th March – BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - 6pm – 7.30pm

If you wish to attend any of the Open Evenings or want further information, please contact Liam Scott, Senior Community Rugby Officer, on [email protected] or by calling 02920 302051.