Bournemouth and Poole College Initiate Controversial Course

 - Mar 1, 2009   Updated: Aug 9 2011
References: sbs.au & trendhunter
Now there's really no excuse not to go pro surfing if you live in the UK: A two-year taxpayer-funded surfing course will teach students how to surf, and is targeting beginners.

The course is currently being offered by Bournemouth and Poole College.

Over the two-year period, students will commit two days a week, and they must continue surfing throughout winter. Those who complete the course will receive a BTEC national certificate in sport (outdoor activities).

Implications - The controversy surrounding the surfing course comes from educational elites who believe the education system is devalued by classes like this. The chairman of the Campaign for Real Education spoke out against the course, claiming that this genre of education has no place in a college intended to further learning. He adds that it is simply an effort to make money by getting more people in seats.