In line with its sporting prowess, Banyoles is also well-known for the wide range of vocational training courses in the field of sports that it offers.
Intermediate Vocational Training in Leading Outdoor Activities at the Pere Alsius i Torrent Secondary School
This is a specialist vocational training qualification that aims to help young people enter the leisure and outdoor activities services sector. This training provides the skills needed to guide clients safely along trails and in mountainous terrain on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
Higher Vocational Training in Leading Physical and Sporting Activities at the Pere Alsius i Torrent Secondary School
This is a higher level vocational training qualification that aims to help young people enter the sports and leisure services sector.
Chair of Sport and Physical Education of the University of Girona
In 2005 Banyoles Town Council and the University of Girona together created the first Chair of Sport and Physical Education, with its headquarters in our town.
What is a Chair?
According to the Regulations governing Chairs of the University of Girona "it is a unit that promotes study and research in specific subject fields by means of organising activities that encourage thought, debate and the dissemination of knowledge about that subject".
This is the tenth Chair created by the University of Girona and it is the first of its kind in Catalonia.
·Its principle aims are:
- To foment study and research in the field of sport and physical education.
- To promote sport and physical education in all its guises.
- To create opportunities to analyse and disseminate information and knowledge about this field with a multidisciplinary perspective.
· Càtedra d'Esport i Educació Física
Centre de Tecnificació i Formació Esportiva de la Farga
C/ Mas Riera, núm. 22
Tel. +34 972 57 64 93
Director Dr. Víctor López Ros
Secretary Jordi Sargatal Prat
Banyoles: headquarters of the Olympic Studies Centre of the University of Girona
Banyoles was chosen to be the headquarters of the Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) firstly because it was already the headquarters of the Chair of Sport and Physical Education of the University of Girona, located at the Centre de Tecnificació, and secondly because of the town’s standing in sports such as rowing and canoeing which, along with the associated sporting facilities it offers, make it a popular destination for sports tourism.
Consequently, the Chair of Sport and Physical Education of the University of Girona and the town of Banyoles have been put on the map of OSCs in Spain. It is the third OSC in Catalonia, and its purpose is to work together with the OSC of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Joan Antoni Samaranch OSC of the Barcelona Olympics Foundation in researching Olympism and disseminating knowledge about this field. The OSC of the UAB was founded in 1989 and it was pioneer in the research and dissemination of Olympic and sporting values and ideals. The Joan Antoni Samaranch OSC was founded in 1993. Nationwide there are 32 OSCs and they can be found across the different Autonomous Communities.