Bridgwater & Taunton College is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by a TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) initiative.
By formally recognising BTC’s commitment to supporting student athletes, the TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme aims to allow our athletes to reach their potential in education alongside achieving success in their sport.
BTC will be an important extension of the network of universities that already partner with TASS, delivering core support services to more than 600 student athletes each year. Services include physiotherapy, nutrition, lifestyle support, psychology strength and conditioning and a private medical scheme.
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 teachers, or even reschedule deadlines or exam dates in exceptional circumstances.
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. We hope that the academic flexibility policies put into place for the Accreditation will begin to develop an effective and lasting dual career structure within each institution.
Mason Galloway, Sports Development Manager at BTC, said,
This is a huge achievement for the College and highlights the amazing opportunity student athletes have at BTC to pursue academic excellence alongside a sporting career.
Pictured; Mason Galloway Sports Development Manager at Bridgwater & Taunton College and Ewan Greenhill Head of Performance at Yeovil Town Women FC.