A TASS lifestyle practitioner meets with an athlete (Credit: Sport England/Andy Thompson)

TASS strives to develop the network of practitioners that deliver the core services to our talented athletes.

This is achieved through training courses and workshops which are designed to support to student athletes. In addition to this, we foster partnerships with sport’s NGBs (National Governing Bodies) who deliver sport awareness days and supporting events.

These practices contribute to the continued professional development of our practitioners and are recognised by discipline accrediting bodies.

If you’re a practitioner who would like more information about any of our courses, please contact ralph.appleby@tass.gov.uk 

The Level 3 Certificate in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support (TALS) has been specifically developed in partnership with 1st4sport Qualifications.

Attendees receive an introduction to the principles and practice of supporting and advising talented athletes in education, as well as managing their personal development and lifestyle.

The qualification provides the theoretical and practical foundation for any individual advising or mentoring talented athletes and is a requirement for delivering lifestyle support as part of TASS.

Current TALS deliverers are TASS, Team Bath, St Mary’s University and Leeds Beckett University. For more information, please contact alison.brown@tass.gov.uk

The TASTE program has been designed to equip both sixth forms/colleges and universities with the expertise and skills to implement a dual career structure to support students in studies and sport.

We aim to empower attendees through building their awareness of current dual career athlete demands, challenges and key transitions.

The course will develop the individuals’ skills to facilitate and lead an environment aligned to the TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme.