The strong connection the club has to its local community means Arsenal is well placed to contribute to local and national education priorities.
In 1998, Arsenal in the Community devised the Arsenal Double Club, a literacy intervention scheme. Today, Arsenal in the Community delivers a BTEC Traineeship, a Foundation degree, an employability programme and a range of education programmes in primary and secondary schools, pupil referral units and special schools in north London and beyond.
As well as setting up many participants for successful careers in teaching, sport, retail and in the police force among other areas, the community team’s training programmes have led to many graduates taking on roles at Arsenal Football Club.Copyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source