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8 May

How to get into University...

…with the Yorkshire Cricket College.

The job market is becoming more and more competitive. Which means education is becoming more and more competitive; and it’s no longer feasible just to have an Education. You need a good education. But what do universities class as ‘a good education?’

Good grades and UCAS points are no longer the only requirements. Universities now want a wealth of competencies; enthusiasm, extra curricula hobbies, social skills, life skills and work experience, all of which contribute to getting even a conditional offer, which is why you need to start building your future now.

In the vibrant student area of Headingley, The Yorkshire Cricket College, combines the love of Cricket and an education. Not only will your two year qualification give you the UCAS points required, it will also help you develop a range of skills that will give you the edge you need to get noticed by universities and future employers.

You will develop social skills, leadership and teamwork skills both on and off the pitch. In addition to being given access to world class facilities, training and learning in an international venue, you will be given work experience opportunities and meet a range of people on a daily basis who will enable you to further your career prospects.

The college will benefit from its small tutor to student ratio, meaning each and every students’ professional development, learning and understanding will be met throughout their two years here. Personal development is incorporated into classes, with C.V building, cover letters and personal statement advice being given, something with is not always covered until a student reaches a degree level education, giving you an extra advantage over your peers.

The BTEC Extended Level 3 Diploma in sport will cover a mix of topics over the course of the two years, including modules such as the Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Nutrition and Sports Injuries. Cricket training is built into the timetable three times a week, with matches incorporated during the season.

The Diploma will be broken down and graded via three Distinction, Merit and Pass opportunities, which will accumulate to give you the relevant UCAS points needed to get into University. To put this into real terms, to get onto a Sport Science Degree at Leeds Trinity University, you require 112 UCAS points, meaning you would need to achieve DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) over the two year Diploma.

We’re really excited for The Yorkshire Cricket College to start. It will be a great platform onto further education or other career options. Yorkshire Cricket College students will get opportunities unlike other colleges, including exclusive work experience opportunities and access to professional facilities, all whilst learning and training at an international sporting venue. It’s going to be remarkable to be a part of.
-Nick Robinson, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

Interested? The next open day for The Yorkshire Cricket College is 2nd June, the first day of the Yorkshire CCC v Lancashire CCC Roses County Championship match. Join us for a presentation as well as a practical taster session highlighting what the college will be like on a day to day basis. In addition to this, all registered attendees will be invited to watch the evening session of the match from the exclusive vantage point that is the Harrogate Spring Water press box in the Carnegie Pavilion from 4pm.

To register for the Open Day, Click Here.

To speak to someone regarding the Yorkshire Cricket College, please contact Nick.Robinson@Yorkshireccc.com or telephone 01132 033632.

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