Yorkshire Cricket College


A 2-year, full-time education and cricket development programme for 16-18 year olds. 

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Up to 420

FREE for 16-18 year olds 

4 GCSES A-C or 8-4 preferably one Maths or English

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

SCL Education Group

September 2019

Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3BU

Full Time Employment or Apprenticeships, Employment Opportunities in the Leisure Industry, Coaching Opportunities in the UK or Abroad, Foundation or BA Honours Degree at University in a Sports Related Discipline and Employment Opportunities in Cricket (Non Playing)


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    • Provide the information requested

    • Demonstrate a passion for the game and enthusiasm  to realise your potential
    • All those who attend the open training session will be offered a provisional place at Yorkshire Cricket College, subject to interview.

    • One hour Education interview
    • Your chance to ask any questions about the education programme and show your passion for sport

    • For you and your parents/ guardians
    • Hear about all aspects of both the education and cricket programme
    • Understand the progression routes open to you
    • Ask any questions

If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.


Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL. 

  • Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
  • Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance 
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments 
  • Proven Progression routes


In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.

  • Access study resources any place and at any time
  • Simple submission of assignments online
  • Students can interact with their class, teachers and coaches using Yammer
  • Direct access to timetables, learner plans and emails 
  • Immediate access to tutor support
  • Coaches will share rugby performance and grades directly with students online
  • A section of the Pro-VLE solely dedicated to information, advice and guidance on Career Progression
  • Policies, Procedures, bursary forms and safeguarding information available at the click of a button
  • FREE Microsoft Office 365


  • Trained by current and ex-professionals at ECB coaching levels 2, 3 and 4
  • Train at the world famous Yorkshire Indoor Cricket centre
  • Expert coaching from full time professional coaches
  • Up to 6 hours a week of development on your game
  • Every area of the game covered
  • Train as a squad
  • Individual training programmes and 1:1 time to help you reach your potential
  • Regular Video Analysis to maximise understanding & development
  • Outdoor training and matches during the summer terms

Players will be involved in all aspects of developing their own games, each player will have his or her own player development programme to which they will be working over the 2 years of the course.


The Cricket programme will be based at Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3BU

  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.