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Northern Skills Group is Middlesbrough College's commercial training arm
Students aged between 16-19 who are enrolled on a full-time course have the chance to join a sporting academy alongside their studies. Each academy offers specialist coaching to develop sporting excellence, nurture talent and aid personal development. Launched in 2012 and growing from strength to strength, there are now 8 academies to choose from.
Our team of highly-qualified coaches within the academies include ex-professional players as well as National-level coaches. These coaches have all played or coached at the top level in the UK and/or abroad, and can pass their skills and experiences on to students. Not only that, by belonging to a Sports Academy, learners will improve their chances of progressing to an elite sports institution in the UK or in the USA.
We are dual career accredited with TASS. TASS is an athlete support programme to help talented athletes with balancing the demands of their sport and studies to be the best in both.
There are plenty of reasons to join one of our Sports Academies…
You must be studying a full time programme at the College and be aged between 16 and 19.
Some of our sports leagues accept students aged under 21 to play and welcome HE students.
You will receive training from a highly-qualified Academy coach for a minimum of three hours per week.
Here at Middlesbrough College, we have everything from a fully equipped health and fitness gym, a large six-court sports hall, a 3G Astroturf pitch and the opportunity to have sports therapy massages!
Absolutely! Our sports academy students participate in fully regulated and officiated fixtures and league systems.
From local and national leagues, with home and away fixtures, to the AoC tournaments, our students have successfully competed in a whole host of sporting events.
Joining a sports academy is free for students. There is a £10 administration fee to join the health and fitness gym.
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Find out more about each academy below...
We have everything from a fully equipped gym, a large six-court sports hall, a 3G Astroturf pitch and the opportunity to have sports therapy massages.
Want to turn your passion for the sports industry into a career? If you’re an active person who enjoys participating in practical sessions whilst getting a qualification then this could be the industry for you.
Middlesbrough College boasts the likes of a 3G Astroturf pitch, a strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab, where you can expect support from specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex-professionals in their field.
From personal training to instructing exercise and fitness, find out more about the Sport & Leisure courses we offer.