Hereward College News

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Matt Scores with a Brand New Sports Course

Hereward College is helping a teenager with Special Educational Needs to move closer to his goal of becoming a qualified sports teacher.
Matt Jarvis (21) is one of the first students to enrol on a brand new Sports Diploma Course at Hereward College in Tile Hill. Matt has been studying at Hereward since 2011 - stepping up to the new Level 3 course after successfully gaining the Level 2 sport qualification which included a work placement at Atherstone Leisure Centre.
Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Matt has thrived at Hereward where students are taught in small groups with an emphasis on individual support. He said: “I am delighted to be returning to Hereward for another year. Hereward has boosted my confidence and independence, and I am looking forward to study at Level 3. The new course will give me the opportunity to deepen my understanding of Sport along with gaining even more experience in the Sports Industry with another amazing work placement. Beyond level 3, I can now set my sights on University and perhaps one day of reaching my goal of working as a sports teacher.”

Matt is particularly passionate about football and will soon be a fully-fledged FA official - opening the door for him to referee matches up to and including semi-professional level. He already referees adults and children’s weekend matches across the city.

Course leader Mark Harding said: “We have a few places remaining on our sports courses this year, and are sure that this new course will be a real hit with youngsters keen to progress into employment.”
For further details of Hereward College’s 2013 courses contact 024 7642 6173 or

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