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BTEC students get the first team experience

Students get the chance to use first team facilities

25 January 2018

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Blackburn Rovers’ BTEC students were presented with the opportunity to sample what life is like playing football at the club’s Senior Training Centre.

The ‘A’ team travelled from Ewood Park to Brockhall Village to play their first league match in 2018 against their equivalents from Carlisle United.

Unfortunately for the ‘A’ team, they were on the wrong end of a 4-3 score line, but the result didn’t impact on what was a memorable experience for our BTEC students.

Jack, a student on the programme, admitted that playing at the Senior Training Centre is just one of a number of perks to studying for a BTEC Diploma in Sport at Blackburn Rovers.

He said: “We loved playing at the Senior Training Centre and the pitches are great. Everyone enjoys visiting where the first team train and it is real privilege.

“It is good to learn and train at the same time and that is what the BTEC programme offers. We train most days and we play competitive matches on a Wednesday.”

The second year BTEC students have started 2018 by going on work experience with many branching out across the region offering their support at different organisations.

Jack however has completed his required 40 hours work experience at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust shadowing his tutors to see what their role entails both in and out of the classroom.

“Work experience has been very good. I have been doing mine at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, watching how the BTEC teachers plan and deliver their lessons to the students.

“I attended a lot of different classes and helping with planning lessons and also education ground tours of Ewood Park as part of the Premier League Enterprise programme.”

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is hosting a BTEC recruitment evening on Tuesday 6th February in the Darwen End, 6-7pm.

If you are interested, please pop along or for further details, please email

Please click here to sign up to the BTEC programme by accessing our online application form.

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