Originally established in 2006 and formerly known as Coaching Connexions, Access Sport was created in 2019 following a merger with the biggest private training provider in the country Access Creative College (formerly Access to Music).
As a leading national sports training provider that delivers further and higher education programmes, our objective is to provide tangible exit routes for learners desiring a future career in sport across a variety of pathways. These include futures within coaching, sport science, media, events, teaching, and esports. All while training and developing as athletes across their chosen sport provision.
Our programmes are designed for learners to use their passion for sport to develop transferable skills that can also lead to careers within the public services sector and many other industries.
Our core principles are embodied in the ‘growth mindset’ culture that we have created here at Access Sport. This innovative approach has paid dividends which are demonstrated by both our data and the observations of experienced professionals who have noted in their visits.
Industry Professionals are saying
“The culture promotes high ambition for all learners and the business, leading to a positive learning environment”
To create this authentic culture, we have worked tirelessly to install our core principles into the environment, our staff, partnerships and most importantly our learners in order to bring our philosophy to life.
Over the years we have continued to adapt our study and sport development programmes embracing new technology and ways of learning to support in developing the most well rounded, motivated academic sports students and athletes in the sector.
At Access Sport the career is the goal and therefore we are determined to make sure our programmes are focused on the course and pathway and not just the qualification; this means seizing and seeking out every possible learning and development opportunity to enrich their CVs with relevant experiences and skills and not simply helping learners achieve a qualification.
We also aim to ensure that we utilise the best possible resources in the area in order to maximise the student experience and enrichment. In order to help us work towards both of these missions, we have partnered with a number of different organisations and technical partners who each play a key role in the delivery of our courses and pathways
We are proud to say that we provide the level of service and quality to our students and athletes, which, we believe, can match any sports provider in the country, to which we continuously strive to enhance our delivery methods to ensure students fulfil their potential.
Students taught since inception
Gain industry specific work placement opportunities
Of students over achieve their targeted grades