The Basketball Academy gives players aged 16 and upwards the chance to combine their studies with professional athlete training. During this exciting course you will take part in daily training sessions and work on your individual skills. You will play in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues as part of the Edinburgh College teams as well as playing in the City of Edinburgh Basketball Club teams.
This programme will push your basketball potential and progress your game to the highest standard possible. This is, in turn, will benefit the Club, school and national teams that you play for as they will lead by example in their professionalism and dedication. The Talent Programme will dovetail with and complement other development programmes such as basketball Scotland’s National Team programmes.
- How to establish a high-performance culture and work ethic focused on skill acquisition in preparation for elite competition
- There are no formal entry requirements
- You can be invited by City of Edinburgh Basketball or apply directly
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
There is no formal assessment but your practical abilities will be observed.
Progression And Articulation Routes
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- Developing Sporting Performance - Athlete Development
- Access to Sports Coaching and Developing Sport
- HNC/D Sport and Fitness Courses depending on candidates Higher level exam results
This course will give you fitness and transferable skills which can lead to a career as an athlete or a fitness coach
1 evening per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £457 Granton part-time (year 1)
Hundreds of Edinburgh College students gained insight into what it takes to make it in the Sport and Fitness industry as the College hosted its second annual Sport and Fitness Careers Day.
The event aims to provide students with the chance to learn more about the range of different career paths in the sector and to find out about potential volunteering options. Students from the Sport and Fitness curriculum area attended the event where they had the opportunity to take part in practical masterclasses organised by Hatton Boxing and Beach Body Live, listen to guest speakers, and hear advice from a range of organisations in attendance. Organisations with information stalls at the event included: Pure Gym, Edinburgh Leisure, Hibernian Community Foundation, Ricky Long Mastermind, Active Schools, Village Hotels, Hearts FC Community, Sheraton Hotel, Youth Football Scotland, Scottish Massage and more.
Sport student Molly Scrimger said:
“This is the first time I’ve attended the Sport and Fitness Careers Day and it was really useful. It was a good opportunity to get an insight and open your mind to the number of opportunities out there.”
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