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Bishop Burton College announces exciting new collaboration with Tigers Trust

20 Jun 2024 | College

Bishop Burton College is delighted to announce a new collaboration with community sports charity the Tigers Sport and Education Trust (Tigers Trust), with the creation of an exciting and unique new programme focused on supporting young people to pursue a career within the sport industry.

The Level 1 qualification is designed to provide an understanding of key topics in Sport, whilst enabling students to improve their English and Maths. Through a dedicated sports pathway participants will be exposed to a range of sports concepts, including fitness testing, playing sports, an understanding of keeping active and healthy and employability skills. Delivered over three days, students will spend two days a week at the Tigers Trust Arena in Hull and one day at the Bishop Burton campus just outside Beverley.

Hull-based Tigers Trust runs an extensive and highly successful programme of community sports activities across the East Riding and Humber region. This qualification will add to their formal education offering alongside the existing Community Football Coaching & Development Degree. The intention is to provide a practical course that supports young people who have struggled with academic subjects at school, whilst allowing them to develop their passion and interest in sport, providing them with a route into a successful career.


Head of Programmes Richard Dexter said “The Tigers Trust has enjoyed a great relationship with Bishop Burton for many years, through our outreach programmes and initiatives. We’re really pleased to be collaborating with the college on this fantastic qualification which will inspire and motivate young people. We hope this opportunity will help to remove barriers for them and raise their aspirations for the future, supporting them with a stepping stone to a rewarding and fulfilling career in the sports industry.”

English and Maths

The Level 1 Introductory Vocational Studies (Sport - Tigers Trust), will add to Bishop Burton’s existing Sport provision which includes courses from Level 1 introductory qualifications through to degree level programmes at the college’s University Centre. Students will be able to enjoy the facilities at the Tigers Trust Arena and access to the Tigers Trust ‘s highly experienced team of sports professionals, with the support and backing of the Bishop Burton team on the academic elements of the course. Launching in September, applications can be made now via the Bishop Burton website and all students accepted onto the course will receive a free Hull City training kit and have access to Bishop Burton’s free transport network.

Rugby Academy

Director of General Further Education Rachel Richardson said “This new qualification represents a fresh and exciting approach to Level 1 sports learning and we’re delighted to be collaborating with the Tigers Trust. We have a strong tradition of excellent sports education at the college through our academic programmes and extra-curricular Sports Academies. It’s fantastic to add this new course to the range of opportunities available for students to embark on a career within the sports industry and it’s a pleasure to be working with such a highly respected and influential sports organisation.”

Bishop Burton College is accepting applications for September entry to the course now. More information can be found on the Bishop Burton website

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