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26/02/2013
Level 2 Sports students keep the London 2012 flame alive as official ‘Sports Makers’

City of Westminster College BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport students have been awarded Sports Makers certificates after each creating ten hours of sporting activities using their own initiative. The certificate recognises their role in helping society get active and gives them access to a range of coaching courses and development roles in the sports industry.

The Sport Makers programme – a Sport England initiative designed to bring the Olympic and Paralympic values to life in the community – is developing volunteers aged 16+ who can lead and organise grassroots sporting activities. Their job is to make sport happen up and down the country. Sport Makers’ partners include the British Olympic Association, national sport governing bodies and local sports partnerships.

Sports Makers Development Officer Andy Sheen says: “I was very impressed by the amount of responsibility the students have taken on in creating table tennis, badminton and football tournaments. They are keeping the flame alive and building the legacy for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. From my experience, this course has been unique in making sure the students gain industry experience and in developing their industry skills.”

City of Westminster College Level 2 Sport Course Leader Andrew Rogers adds: “Having been to the Paralympics, it’s important that our Sport students also have access to tangible opportunities through the Olympic Legacy to develop professionally. The Sport Makers coordinators were very impressed with the level of skills and experience of City of Westminster College’s students.”

We offer an exciting range of Sport options, ranging from entry-level to higher-education qualifications, plus accredited fitness instructor and short courses in exercise and dance. As a student with us you benefit from superb facilities, including a Sport England-specification Sports Hall and gym/fitness suite.