Further and Higher Education cycling opportunities

A few interesting items have hit our inbox recently that are worth club members knowing about if they are considering sixth form or degree choices.

Diploma in Sports Excellence

This is delivered by four organisations in the UK: South Glamorganshire and Stroud College, Oaklands Wolves Cycling Academy in St Albans, Derby College Cycling Academy and Manchester Cycling Academy.

This academic course is equivalent to 64 UCAS points. Students study alongside their BTEC or A-level course and study modules such as diet and nutrition, sports psychology, anti doping and sports science. The course lasts 18 months and starts in September each year.

Here is the information from BC: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/coaching/article/DiSE

Cycling Sports Scholarship

University of Central Lancashire are looking to attract top level racing cyclists to join their team to compete in the BUCS competitions.

They are one of a number of universities accredited by Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) which offere Sports Scholarships packages, with the top tier Gold Package worth up to £7000 (£5000 cash) per year. This makes the financial aspects of studying a degree much easier. This can be for any degree course (not just sport) as long as they compete for the UCLan Cycling Team.

More details on how to apply are at the link below. We also have contact details for the cycling coach at UCLan if you’d like to make a direct approach with any questions.