Creating long term change with AQA Success

Cricket for Change is delighted to announce its official registration as an accredited ‘AQA’ Centre. With this official recognition C4C can continue to support young people who are experiencing challenging life situations into developing their skills and knowledge and helping them to achieve the reality of their aspirations.

With AQA qualifications our young people can add to their list of personal development achievements. An AQA will also equip them towards succeeding in the next stage of their lives as AQA’s are highly valued by employers and further education establishments. Just like C4C, AQA wants to help young people realise and unlock their potential.

Navjeet Sira, C4C’s Impact Manager says,

“C4C’s philosophy has always been the development of long term engagement programmes with the young people in their communities and schools. The AQA registration has come at an appropriate time for the charity as we have now shifted that focus into a more intensive way of working by combining the delivery of life & sport skills engaging with stronger personal and educational development that ensures improved employability for every young person we engage with”.

Navjeet continues by saying,

“AQA allows us to accredit our existing work but also provide specific dedicated AQA units that can be tailored to young people’s needs”.

Each AQA unit that C4C staff will be teaching will be carefully assigned to the aim of every programme that the charity runs. For example, The Chris Gayle Academy & Refugee Cricket Project programmes, will aim to deliver AQA units such as Personal Development, Community Action, Leadership Skills, Employability, Numeracy and Literacy Skills, Understanding Citizenship, Rights and Responsibilities skills. Both programmes seek to unlock the potential of young people to become role models in their communities by equipping them with units that will help show they are dealing with some of the issues that they face but also provide them with skills they may not otherwise have gained.

AQA is a leading provider of qualifications and support for teachers and students. It offers a broad range of academic qualifications for 14-19 year olds including GCSEs, IGCSEs, A-levels, the Extended Project Qualification and the AQA Baccalaureate.