Furness College has teamed up with Barrow AFC to launch the second cohort of the College Football Academy.

Eleven new students have joined the course, which combines a Level 3 Sport Diploma with the chance to train and learn the business aspects of football with Barrow AFC coaches.

Furness College sport tutor Glyn Chapman said: “The partnership with Barrow AFC is a great opportunity for any students interested in careers within the sport industry because it allows them to experience what goes on in all aspects.

“This partnership means we are able to access the expert facilities at Barrow AFC and our students are offered placements with Barrow AFC to work alongside some of their staff.”

Students are taught by specialist tutors at the Channelside campus and enjoy practical learning with professional coaches from Barrow AFC.

Barrow Chief Executive, Levi Gill added: “Barrow AFC are delighted to continue our relationship with Furness College.

“As a club, we want to play a role at the heart of our community so this partnership, bringing education and professional development to students through Furness College, is something we take great pride in.”