The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are delighted to announce that all students graduating from the Yorkshire Cricket College leave with 100% pass rate. These results will allow learners to proceed to university, start an apprenticeship or begin their journey to a career.
“We are immensely proud of our graduating students and the grades they have achieved. It is testament to their application over the course of the last 2 years. With 54% of the grades either at distinction or distinction* level, it demonstrates the high quality of the education provided at the Yorkshire Cricket College. I think it underwrites the benefits of regular cricket and fitness that are built into the timetable to mentally refresh the learners ahead of classroom sessions.”
Nick Robinson – Head of College
Despite the closures of schools and colleges across the country due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, students were able to continue with their studies and fulfil the college syllabus.
Yorkshire Cricket College tutors ensured measures were in place to deliver content remotely. This included making sure students were still able to access online programmes such as their Microsoft Teams accounts.
“I would like to congratulate all of our 2020 leavers at Yorkshire Cricket College who have gone above and beyond throughout these difficult times. You have adapted, succeeded and achieved to finish the year off on an incredible high. I wish you all the best of luck for the future and look forward to hearing about your success.”
Rebecca Bissett – Yorkshire Cricket College tutor
Prior to remote learning, students were able to take advantage of a variety of unique opportunities offered by the college. Including a pre-season tour of South Africa for some warm weather training and to play a number of fixtures against Cape Town based teams.
Throughout their studies, students have had numerous opportunities to gain practical experience within a number of departments across Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Work experience plays a pivotal role in the course and opportunities were readily available for students to develop their skills and gain a unique insight into some of the roles inside a professional sporting environment.
Students have been involved in preparations for match days and have worked alongside ground staff to prepare the pitch ahead of Yorkshire and International fixtures including T20 Blast, 2019 Cricket World Cup and the Ashes.
With a number of international tournaments recently taking place at Emerald Headingley, including the 2019 World Cup and the 2019 Ashes, students have engaged and interacted with international cricketers and been able to develop and practice their skills against the world’s finest. These have included net bowling at the likes of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as well as the England and Australia squads preparing for the famous ‘Stokes’ test that saw England keep their Ashes chances alive in the 3rd Ashes test match.
Further opportunities have included regular net bowling at the Yorkshire CCC pro squad, Yorkshire and England’s Lauren Winfield and Yorkshire’s Women’s team.