A former professional cricketer at Monton, Weaste and Worsley clubs has returned to the college where he studied to pursue a career teaching sport to Further Education students.
46-year-old Sean Flegg, from Prestwich, boasts an impressive sporting CV over the past 10 years where he held an ex-pro title at a range of clubs including Worsley Cricket Club, Monton and Weaste Cricket Club and Cheetham Hill Cricket Club.
Sean completed the Sports Science and Coaching FdSc degree at Bury College University Centre before progressing to the top-up course at the University of Bolton where he achieved a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Sports Science.
Now he’s returned to Bury College University Centre where he has started his Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ (PGCE 14+) Diploma in Education in Training (DET) which will enable him to teach sport at schools and colleges.
Sean said: “My time at the university centre was really enjoyable and I found it very interesting. Although I have my degree and cricket coaching certificates, my ultimate aim is to become a teacher within the Sport sector, tutoring classes and supervising PE activities where I can pass on the knowledge I’ve gained and also help promote the benefits of sport participation.
Sean’s PGCE lasts one year and he feels he will then have the enhanced knowledge to progress into teaching.
Sean added: “I have gained a lot of confidence during my studies and its great the level of support I have received from my tutors and the fact that they push and prepare you for assignments as well as progression.”
Director of Higher Education and Strategic Partnerships at Bury College Tim Robson is proud of the achievement of Sean and his progression onto the PGCE course.
Tim said, “It is very rewarding to see graduates returning to the University Centre for further study and it is a fantastic reflection of the hard work and commitment from all those involved in Bury College’s Higher Education provision.”