Three-time British Champion speed skater Adam Hill is a Level 3 Sport student with us. He tells us how the support he receives at college alongside the knowledge he is gaining throughout his course, are helping him work towards his ambition of progressing his skating career.
I’m a three-time British Champion in my respective age groups and have also achieved nine top 10 finishes in European competitions and became the youngest ever skater to train with the National Youth Team at the age of 14.— Adam Hill
Adam has a very busy year ahead having also qualified for the 2022 Junior World Championships and the 2022 European Youth Games. Studying at college means he can balance his academic studies with his training schedule, allowing him to work hard both in the classroom and on the rink.
“My tutors are really supportive and provide me with resources in advance if I am unable to attend lessons due to my competitions. They are always happy to give me extra support if I am struggling with work too.”
The practical and theoretical elements of the course (level 3 sports coaching) allow learners like Adam to get a well-rounded insight into different elements of sport, whether that’s coaching and development, anatomy and physiology or practical sessions putting skills into practice.
There is a large practical element to my course, and I enjoy both playing sport and coaching too. We have sessions once a week at Harvey Hadden Sports Village and they are great because I can put what I learn in class into practice.— Adam Hill
For Adam, he plans on progressing his skating career further, but the options made available to him through studying a Level 3 course mean he has flexibility to explore other opportunities too.
“After I finish this course, I am planning to either focus fully on my skating career or go to university while still progressing my skating career, similarly to what I am doing now.”
Our range of study options for school leavers offer fantastic progression routes for all learners. Whether that’s moving onto further study, a university level qualification, apprenticeship or heading straight into your chosen career field; you’ll leave college well equipped with the skills you need to achieve your goals.
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