Apprenticeships with NESA: Tyler Scarth
Along with progressing learners in their chosen field of sport, NESA also gives opportunities for staff to develop their skills and earn qualifications while working. NESA’s recently appointed Football Coaching Apprentice Tyler Scarth spoke about his experiences to date.
In the short space of time Tyler has been with the college, he has taken the lead on a number of challenging tasks, including running the Soccer Skills Centre for 5-12 year olds on a Saturday morning.
Tyler Scarth, Football Coaching Apprentice:
"The role of Football Coaching Apprentice has given me a fantastic opportunity to get some hands on experience in the coaching profession, every day brings a different set of challenges to the last, I’m learning all the time.
“All the NESA staff have been very welcoming, with the more experienced coaches in the office offering a helping hand when it comes to planning sessions and giving me advice when it’s needed. The working environment at TyneMet is second to none, which has allowed me to build confidence and progress as a coach.
“The main part of my role is coaching younger children, after previously working with teenagers. I’ve learnt new skills because of this, I’ve become more patient and plan my sessions according to a groups age and ability.
“Overall, my first two months have been thoroughly enjoyable. I feel there is still a lot more for me to learn and get involved with over the remainder of my apprenticeship.”
Chris Wall, Deputy Head of NESA:
”Tyler’s apprenticeship role attracted huge interest within the local area and it is testament to him and his coaching skills that he was successful to the post. He has already made a significant impact within the community working with local primary and secondary schools to promote and grow opportunities in Women’s Football.
“He is also benefitting from our partnership with Newcastle United Foundation through gaining experience with their schools and disability programmes to gain the necessary experience and skill set to be successful within the coaching industry. He has also been influential in the setup of our NESA Soccer Skills Centre that runs weekly on a Saturday morning which is aimed at children aged 5-12 years old."