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Ospreys in the Community launch Destination EdYouCation for 2024

Calling all school leavers! Ospreys in the Community officially launched 'Destination edYOUcation' today, which is an Education & Employability programme provided by Ospreys in the Community & NPTC Group of Colleges.

The programme will be led by Employability & Education officers from Ospreys in the Community and will give learners a chance to develop Employability skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, wellbeing, resilience, workplace behaviours, opportunities & physical activity.

The sessions will be bolstered by commercial partners of the Ospreys Rugby and NPTC Goup of Colleges, such as The Army, The Navy, BT, EE, Tui, First Cymru TCH Group and Sinclair Land Rover. Learners will also get the chance to obtain two qualifications whilst on the programme.

‘Destination edYOUcation’ is designed for students who are unsure of what do to for their next steps following school, and it’s aims are to inspire, further educate and help learners explore wider available opportunities - including apprenticeships, A-levels & vocational courses.

Starting on Tuesday 23rd July at Llandarcy Academy of Sport / Ospreys High Performance Centre – The programme will run on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, every week, for 6 weeks, between 9am and 4pm.

Students either need to not have a destination planned for September 2024 (further education) or to have secured a college/sixth form place, but be unsure if the option they’ve selected is what they want to do next.

Attendees of the course, will be paid £75 per week and would be reimbursed travel costs (T&C’s apply).

“We’re thrilled that Destination EdYOUcation is available again this summer. It can be difficult to decide on what your next steps in life, and we’re hoping that we can help young people across the region make those tough decisions. We know that using the power of sport, our partnership with NPTC Group of colleges, and other commercial partners, we can help learners make more informed decisions about their futures, whether that be an apprenticeship, A-levels, vocational courses, or employment. 

The majority of learners will have completed their GCSE or A Level exams by the time we start, this summer – A very stressful time in their lives, so we look forward to being able to provide them with a fun environment to be in, whilst also gaining access to critical skills for later in life.