Sandwell College is proud to partner with the Edgbaston Foundation to launch a cricket education programme that offers the prospect of a career in the professional sports industry, whether it be as a coach, physio, marketeer or even a player. This programme will give you the chance to learn and develop skills for a range of careers within the game.
You'll need four GCSEs at Grade 4/C and above, including English and Maths, although lower entry qualifications may be accepted if you do further study alongside the programme. You'll be required to purchase college Sports uniform, which you'll be expected to wear during all lessons at college.
The programme will offer the unique opportunity to train and play cricket at the world famous Edgbaston Stadium and learn from professional coaches, staff and players at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, one of the leading professional cricket clubs in the country.
Your experience on the Edgbaston Cricket Education Programme will include:
• BTEC Level 1-3 in Sport
• Level 2 Fitness Instructing
• Level 3 Personal Training
The vocational course will cover modules across the two years, including sports tourism, marketing communications, sports psychology, technical and tactical skills in sport and more.
No exams will form part of the assessments, which include written reports, portfolios, and posters to verbal assessments, presentations, and practical observations.
Successful completion of the course enables progression to University and Careers in Physical Education, Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Cricket Coaching and Sports Development. There is also the possibility of working in the Sports Coaching and Development Industry or even, potentially, of pursuing a career in Cricket.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*