Bishop Burton College accredited with ground-breaking dual career scheme
17 Jan 2023 | College
Bishop Burton College is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education, having been accredited by the innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Dual Career initiative.
As a Dual Career Accredited Site, Bishop Burton will be an important extension of the network of colleges and universities that partner with TASS, delivering core support services to more than 600 student-athletes each year. These support services include physiotherapy, nutrition, lifestyle support, psychology strength and conditioning and a private medical scheme. The dual career support structure and academic flexibility policies are central to the help available to athletes at the college.
All Dual Career Accredited Sites receive training and a toolkit of resources to equip them with practical dual career support and bring together all parties who work with the athlete. For student-athletes, the academic flexibility policies may mean they have the opportunity to access online notes or resources, are able to arrange catch up sessions with teaching staff, or even reschedule deadlines or exam dates in exceptional circumstances.
Sarah Milton, Director of Sport commented “This is an absolutely fantastic achievement for the team at Bishop Burton. The accreditation is testament to the hard work our lecturers, coaches and mentors have put in with all of our student athletes to enable them to be effective performers, alongside their academic studies. We are excited to be working as a TASS partner to provide even more young athletes with the opportunity to realise their ambitions for the future. ”
TASS National Director, Guy Taylor, said: “We’re delighted to be awarding TASS Dual Career Accreditation to colleges and universities across England. Dual career support is at the forefront of what TASS does and that’s why the Accreditation Scheme is so important for us in recognising those institutions who place precedence on their athletes’ education too. Congratulations to the successful institutions and we look forward to working alongside many more outstanding colleges and universities in the near future.”