At Barnsley College we are really pleased to have been awarded Dual Career Accreditation from TASS. This further illustrates the colleges commitment to support students to achieve academic and sporting excellence. Receiving this accreditation from TASS demonstrates the colleges’ ability to support elite athletes at the college with achieving a balance between-existing athletic support with academia. As a college we are willing to help facilitate talented athletes in balancing sport and study, allowing talented athletes to make an informed choice when selecting an institution at which to continue their education, alongside establishing a wider network of partners, dedicated to helping talented athletes reach their academic and sporting goals as well as encouraging talented athletes to learn and develop competencies and life skills needed to pursue a Dual Career.

This is a brand-new scheme for 21/22 which will provide elite sporting students, who represent their NGB at a national level at Barnsley College with an opportunity to join the TASS Scheme. The scheme will provide students wrap around support, as well as opportunities for professional development and essentially flexibility in their academic study to enable the student to pursue dual career.

As an establishment we are ecstatic to be recognised forĀ our ability to provide academic support and flexibility to talented athletes.

For any further details, please contact Luke Forgione, Performance & Athlete Development Co-ordinator l.forgione@barnsley.ac.uk