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27 Aug

Yorkshire Cricket College celebrates results success

We are delighted to announce that all students graduating from the Yorkshire Cricket College have left with 100% pass rate.

The results, which included 76% receiving distinctions will allow leaners to proceed to university, start an apprenticeship or begin their journey to a career.

Despite the closures of schools and colleges across the country due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, students were able to continue with their studies and fulfil the college syllabus.

Yorkshire Cricket College tutors ensured measures were in place to deliver content remotely.

This included making sure students were still able to access online programmes such as their Microsoft Teams accounts.

Nick Robinson, the head of the Yorkshire Cricket College, said: “The results achieved by our learners, after the turbulent past 18 months is testament to their resilience, hard work and dedication.

“The support provided by the Yorkshire Cricket College’s delivery team throughout has been pivotal in achieving these record breaking grades for the college.

“Our students will be progressing to university, careers and apprenticeships and we wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavours.”

“We are immensely proud of our graduating students and the grades they have achieved. – Nick Robinson, the head of the Yorkshire Cricket College.

About the Yorkshire Cricket College:

*This fantastic college offers two qualifications for students aged 16-18 years old.

• NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma In Sport
• Level 3 BTEC In Business

Both courses are delivered exclusively at Emerald Headingley Stadium, working in partnership with education provider SCL and delivery partner Pro Coach.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s educational programmes aim to utilise the power of cricket, the inspirational environment and world class facilities at Emerald Headingley to give the participants an unforgettable educational and cricketing experience.

Previously students have been able to take advantage of a variety of unique opportunities offered by the college. This has included a pre-season tour of South Africa for some warm weather training and to play a number of fixtures against Cape Town based teams.

Throughout their studies, students will have numerous opportunities to gain practical experience within a number of departments across Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Work experience plays a pivotal role in the course and opportunities are readily available for students to develop their skills and gain a unique insight into some of the roles inside a professional sporting environment.

Students have been involved in preparations for match days and have worked alongside ground staff to prepare the pitch ahead of Yorkshire and International fixtures including T20 Blast, 2019 Cricket World Cup and the Ashes.

Further opportunities have included regular net bowling with players from both the men’s and women’s Yorkshire CCC pro squad.

There is still time to sign up for this year’s college courses, with a the deadline on Friday, 1 October.

For further details please contact Nick Robinson, the Education Manager for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation on:

- nick.robinson@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

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