Equality and Diversity in Football Awareness Course
Kick It Out has collaborated with Southampton Solent University to offer the Equality and Diversity Awareness in Football Award.
This unique six-unit Award is aimed at professionally developing and educating the future leaders of football and increasing awareness of Kick It Out’s work within all sectors of the game. It is a well-suited course for anyone who currently works, or aspires to work, within the football industry.
This interactive, on-line course is designed to support and enhance the professional development of those who work, or aspire to work, in the football industry at all levels. This course is aimed at those who will lead the football industry towards greater equality and inclusion.
People who are a part of the Equality and Diversity Awareness in Football Award will gain:
• Further understanding of the workings of the football industry
• Enhanced leadership and communication skills
• Confidence and skills to challenge discrimination and promote best practice in football and society
• Opportunities to study and collaborate with like-minded individuals exploring similar career paths
• Enrolment as a student of Southampton Solent University for the duration of the course
• A certificate acknowledging successful completion of the course
The course is made up of six units, totalling eight to fifteen hours of on-line interaction, research and study at times that suit you over a 5 week period.
The course is led by staff members at Kick It Out and Southampton Solent University who will offer support on-line and by telephone.
These include ex-professional footballers and experts in issues of equality and diversity within the game.
To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
- You should be working or volunteering within the football industry, or studying full-time for a qualification related to work in football.
- You must be able to commit to completing 8 to 15 hours of work online across six to eight weeks between October and December.
For more information and to apply, send an application form with a 500-word statement on why you want to study the course to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a copy of some photo ID (passport or driving license).
The deadline for applications for the next round of the course is Sunday 16 September and it begins on Monday 15 October.
Participation in all elements of the course will result in the award of a certificate of completion jointly awarded by Kick It Out and Southampton Solent University.
For further information about registering for the course please contact Kick It Out at email@example.com
Download the Equality and Diversity Awareness in Football Award Course Handbook here
“This Equality and Diversity Awareness in Football course has been a great experience, eye opening and opportunity to reflect on existing challenges in the game. It has also provided me with an invaluable opportunity to upskill and challenge my thoughts and perceptions on equality and diversity issues that currently exist within football” Lee Warren – Football Development Coordinator, British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)
“It has been a pleasure to part of this course and it has certainly made me a more rounded, professional person. The new Equality Policy has enlightened my knowledge of how football clubs and other work places are now made to work under to help prevent discrimination and equality issues, this especially being with the nine characteristics that I did not know were protected” Liam Moffat – Southampton Solent Student
“After taking this course and completing all the learning outcomes I must say I am slightly embarrassed by how little I did know. I am far more aware of the issues within this areas of the football industry, the laws in place to prevent discrimination and also historical issues that has occurred” James Coulbeck – Football Coach
“The course has helped to improve my legal knowledge surrounding equality and diversity and how such information should be applied within football. It has also helped me to understand how to apply this knowledge by discussing and engaging in specific case studies” Steve Swinyard – Safeguarding Manager, Newcastle United Football Club
“Having participated on this course, I feel I have a better understanding of the challenges involved in creating an inclusive yet diverse workplace. Through researching the role of discrimination in football on and off the pitch, and its relationship with wider legal bodies, I also feel better prepared to confront this issue in my workplace and within the sport” Alastair Kay – Football Services Manager, Berks & Bucks FA