Year 12 student athlete Lauren and LeAF Studio’s Kirk Pitman

The TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme recognises an education institution’s commitment to dual career support for talented athletes who are in full time education.

The Scheme operates at further education and higher education level, with both colleges and sixth forms, as well as universities invited to apply to become TASS Dual Career Accredited Sites.

These sites are assessed based on their ability to support talented athletes on the academic side of their development, rather than on the delivery of core support services like those available at TASS’ existing Delivery Sites.

The Dual Career Accreditation Scheme acknowledges an enhanced level of academic flexibility and understanding within an institution, allowing talented athletes to balance their studies with a hectic sporting schedule.

Achieving the Accreditation benefits the institution by formally recognising their commitment to supporting gifted student-athletes and subsequently giving them the potential to attract future talent.

The first FE and HE institutions achieved Accreditation in 2017 and are now recognised Dual Career Accredited Sites, forming an integral part of the TASS network nationwide.

If you feel that the TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme is of interest to your institution and reflects your institution’s ethos, mission statement and culture then please contact Kirsty Field with an Expression of Interest at

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