City in the Community: Studies to staff

The Club’s charity, City in the Community (CITC), sat down with four of their community coaches who have progressed through the BTEC and Degree programmes to gain paid employment.

Beth, Darnell, Joe, and Joshua all studied with CITC on the BTEC programme, before moving onto the Degree programme and now have all gained some form of paid employment with the charity.

Jonathan Pauley, 11+ Education Manager said: “The benefits of studying with City in the Community is that students receive a combination of the academic expertise of our four college partners and Manchester Metropolitan University, with the coaching qualities of the highly skilled CITC Coaches.

"Students learn and practice at state-of-the-art facilities such as the Etihad Campus.

"The higher education programmes provide a deep insight into the life of a community coach.

"Students are provided numerous unique opportunities to volunteer and carry out work-based learning placements on CITC’s bespoke Education and Outreach programmes.

"Following their studies, CITC look to recruit students who have displayed excellent levels of commitment and dedication with full-time employment opportunities, working on outstanding educational programmes and with high-performing teams.”

Over the next few weeks, CITC will be sharing their stories across its social media channels in a new series, ‘Studies to Staff’.

The first episode in the ‘Studies to Staff’ series heard from Beth who completed studies on both the BTEC and Degree programme before gaining part-time employment within the City Play and City Play Together team.

Watch out for episode one next week.


The BTEC programme provides an opportunity for students who are passionate about football and their education, to combine the two as part of the course.

The curriculum provides students with an insight into what life would be like coaching in an academy session, through the way in which CITC staff deliver sessions.

The team currently delivers in four sixth form and colleges, Oldham College, Cheadle College, Ashton Sixth Form and Connell College.


The sport coaching degree programme is delivered in partnership with the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

The programme brings together CITC’s community football coaching knowledge with Manchester Metropolitan’s academic expertise, to offer the best of both worlds and an integrated path to rewarding career goals.

The BSc (Hons) and FdSc Manchester City Community Football Coaching programme is designed to give students a unique opportunity, by matching MMU’s academic expertise with the facilities, experience, and know-how of City in the Community.

For more information on both the BTEC and degree programmes, email [email protected].

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