Higher Education & Further Education

The College offers a unique opportunity for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of basketball and high performance sports to study a level 3 (A-Levels equivalent) BTEC in sports performance and excellence (Basketball Studies) with some gaining access to Basketball England’s DiSE (Diploma in Sporting Excellence) programme. The Academy is one of 13 DiSE partnerships in England. Basketball Studies at Myerscough College will give students the opportunity to gain academic knowledge as well as be in a basketball environment like no other and will offer students the academic qualification to progress onto university.

This Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) Higher Technical Qualification accredited course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The Basketball Coaching and Performance Foundation Degree course has been specifically developed to meet the needs of those who have an interest in pursuing a career in basketball, whether it be in a coaching or performance capacity. The course provides students with the practical skills, academic knowledge and coaching expertise that will ultimately enable them to gain employment in a variety of roles across the Basketball industry and is mapped so that graduates will be able to claim HTQHS2025: Sports Coach (High Performance Coach) status.

England Development Programme

The England Development Programme (EDP) sits within Basketball England’s Talent Pathway and is their branding for the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE). The programme enables 16 to 19 year olds to continue playing basketball within an elite environment whilst studying in a Further Education or Sixth Form setting.

DiSE is a two-year, Department for Education (DfE) funded programme. It is a unique sporting qualification designed to meet the needs of student-athletes who exhibit the potential to achieve excellence in basketball. The main focus is to deliver a complementary performance development programme, allowing students to combine basketball and education, so that they have the skills, knowledge, and qualifications to pursue a dual career in high level sport alongside separate paid employment in the future.

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Maintenance Grant/Bursary

The maintenance grant/bursary is to help towards living costs (accommodation, food, travel and course materials for example) whilst studying at College. You can receive up to £3,800 (dependent on household income) which is paid to you in 3 termly instalments. This is a non repayable grant. Myerscough Basketball Academy students typically use the maintenance grant to cover the cost of accommodation. Grants are accessible to learners where the annual household income is less than £35,000, subject to an application being submitted to the College, which must include the relevant evidence as requested for an income assessment. For more information about financial advice, visit Fees and Finance at Myerscough.
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