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News: Speed Skater Adam tells us how col­lege helps his suc­cess both on and off the rink.

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.

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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.

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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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  • 8th March 2022 (12:47 PM)
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