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Sutton Coldfield College Cricket Academy

Cricket is a growing sport within the College Academy Programme. It is proving to be popular in terms of Indoor Cricket (winter) and then 20/20 competitive cricket in the Summer period. Players currently play club cricket across a number of clubs in the Birmingham area with several players selected for County Cricket activities.

All student athletes on the Cricket Academy will enrol on a Programme of Study which is aligned to their Qualifications on Entry. Student Athletes will have allocated hours of Cricket Specific Training and Match play combined with Tutorial, Purposeful Work Experience, Maths* or English* (Subject to QoE) alongside their selected Academic Pathway.

Academic Pathway Options:
A levels in; Drama, Philosophy, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Media, Psychology, Mathematics, Physics, History, Sociology, Business, Law and Religious Studies
Vocational courses in Accounting, Acting, Applied Science, Business, Dance, IT, Musical Theatre, Sport, Fitness, Travel, Uniformed Services, Health and Social Care.

For more information on your desired course please contact the Netball Head Coach*

Course Info

No Level - Recreational
Subject Area
Sport & Exercise Sciences
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

To study on the Sutton Coldfield Cricket Academy Education Programme, students are required to gain GCSE’s at the required entry level for their chosen course of study. Students who do not achieve Maths or English will be required to retake whilst on the Programme. Students who do not have the required GCSE/Level 2 results for a Level 3 Study Programme will be able to study at Level 1 or 2 and still be part of the netball programme.

Delivery and Assessment

Delivery will be at Sutton Coldfield College. Training will be on an allocated timetable slot with matches played on a Wednesday afternoon. The Programme of study utilises the use of 2 sports halls and a gym on site for the practical elements of the programme and in the main buildings of the College has the IT and Specialist Fitness, Massage and Classroom Resources for many of the taught units. Assessment on the programme of study will depend upon the academic course chosen. It will be varied but may include portfolios, case studies, projects, reports, exams, presentations and written presentation.


On completion of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma you have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport the following year if you have a) achieved and b) attended well. Alternatively, you may like to consider a career or apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.