Spohrt gains SQA approval

Thursday 08 September

Spohrt founder Roddy Manley is joined by Ally McCoist, former Celtic defender Mark Wilson, Murdo MacLeod, ex-Rangers striker Gordon Smith, and Alasdair MacRae from SQA.

Old Firm legends Ally McCoist and Murdo MacLeod joined forces to promote Spohrt’s approval by SQA to deliver a range employability courses and qualifications, which will allow the career development and advisory service to make an even greater impact on the lives of sports professionals of all ages.
Established in 2013 by ex-St Mirren, Falkirk and Dundee defender Roddy Manley, Spohrt specialises in the delivery of internationally recognised training and education programmes, aimed at supporting sportsmen and women, organisations, teams and clubs.
SQA has just certified Spohrt as an Approved Centre of training excellence meaning sports professionals now have an even greater chance of achieving approved employability qualifications which will assist their career progression.
SQA works with schools, colleges, universities and elite training organisations, like Spohrt, to help individuals realise their potential and Spohrt has also secured another first by teaming up with Prozone – pioneers of performance data analysis – to enhance the education and development of footballers. Spohrt can specifically target the many young footballers, who are released by their clubs every year, to make sure as many of them as possible have the qualifications and skills to enter fulltime employment.
Ally McCoist commented: “It is a pleasure to support Spohrt and I congratulate Roddy and his team for achieving SQA Approved Centre status. The education and wellbeing of sports professionals of all ages is crucial and I have no doubt their wide range of approved training programmes will make a positive difference to thousands of sportsmen and women in Scotland.”
Murdo MacLeod added: “Ally and I were fortunate enough to play at the highest level but so many footballers don’t have the same opportunities so I applaud Spohrt for supporting players in the way they do. Education is of paramount importance these days and Spohrt offer a wide variety of approved courses which will help sportsmen and women grow and develop.”
Alasdair MacRae, Head of Business Development at SQA, said: "It's essential for people entering the jobs market to have the right set of employability skills to help them stand out. Roddy and his team at Spohrt give sportsmen and women the opportunity to achieve new qualifications, and enable them to progress with their new career."
Full details of Spohrt’s training and development programmes can be found at www.spohrt-training.com, by calling 0141 611 7898 or emailing admin@spohrt-training.com.