New College Pontefract is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative.
New College is committed to providing young people in the local community the chance to develop their sporting ability and shine on the highest possible stage all whilst gaining an outstanding education and creating a TASS Dual Career. At New College you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of level three courses including both A Level and BTEC alongside your chosen sport.
The Sport England-funded Scheme believes that every young person on a talent pathway should have the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits and have the chance to follow other interests and personal development.
And by formally recognising an institution’s commitment to supporting student-athletes, the TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme aims to allow athletes to reach their potential in education alongside achieving success in their sport.
New College will provide total support and guidance for aspiring athletes offering regular mentoring sessions, athletes breakfast, academic flexibility, catch up lessons as well as opportunities outside of college to gain valuable work experience in their desired field.
As a Dual Career Accredited Centre, New College Pontefract will be an important extension of the network of universities that already partner with TASS, delivering core support services to more than 400 student-athletes each year.