Hampshire Cricket College


A 2-year, full-time education and cricket development programme for 16-18 year olds. 

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

FREE for 16-18 year olds except for £300 registration fee. 

4-5 GCSE's Level 9-4 including English or Maths, or both.
You will need to be 16 years old by 31st August, ready to start the programme in early September.

Elite Cricket

SCL Education Group

September 2019
For 2019 course information, please request a prospectus below.

The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3XH

Full Time Employment or Apprenticeships, Employment Opportunities in the Leisure Industry, Coaching Opportunities in the UK or Abroad, Foundation or BA Honours Degree at University in a Sports Related Discipline and Employment Opportunities in Cricket (Non Playing)


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    • Provide the information requested

    • For you and your parents
    • Hear about the Education and Cricket programme
    • Meet the SCL teachers and Academy coaches
    • Understand your exit routes when you graduate from the academy
    • Ask any questions

    • One hour Education interview
    • Your chance to ask any questions about the education programme and show your passion for sport


If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.


Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL. 

  • Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
  • Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance 
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments 
  • Proven Progression routes


In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.

  • Access study resources any place and at any time
  • Simple submission of assignments online
  • Students can interact with their class, teachers and coaches using Yammer
  • Direct access to timetables, learner plans and emails 
  • Immediate access to tutor support
  • Coaches will share performance and grades directly with students online
  • A section of the Pro-VLE solely dedicated to information, advice and guidance on Career Progression
  • Policies, Procedures, bursary forms and safeguarding information available at the click of a button
  • FREE Microsoft Office 365


Players will be involved in all aspects of developing their own games, each player will have his/her own player development programme to which they will be working over the 2 years of the course which will include:


  • Developing an understanding of your own game
  • Batting in longer/short forms of the game
  • Run acquisition
  • Power hitting
  • Batting on different types of wickets
  • Mental approach to batting


  • Developing an understanding of your own game
  • Bowling in long/short game formats
  • Developing good stock balls
  • Developing variations
  • Identifying batters weaknesses
  • Mental approach/tactical


  • Developing your own fielding skills
  • Fielding in the 3 areas, close inner ring and on the boundary
  • Effective throwing
  • Catching
  • Team work
  • Movement skills
  • Energy
  • Mental approach to fielding
  • Wicket Keeping


  • Understanding Captains role
  • Developing tactical plans around team strengths
  • Plan B
  • Managing the game
  • Player management
  • Reading of pitches
  • Decision making
  • Attacking or defending
  • Tactics in long and short versions of the game.


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Ron is a Level 3 Performance Coach who is currently the Head Coach for the very successful Hampshire Women’s Squad who were promoted in 2015 to National Division 2 and narrowly missed out on another promotion in 2016. Ron has come through the ranks working in club cricket, county age groups and is involved with delivering both 1-2-1 and course coaching at the Ageas Bowl. Ron also works for England and Wales Cricket Board as a Talent Scout.



Every Cricket Academy scholar will have access to specialist sessions with Hampshire Cricket’s team of professional coaches who work with the club’s elite performers on a daily basis. The team has a wealth of experience and includes coaches with experience working with and playing at international level.

  • Jimmy Adams – Current Hampshire Opening Batsman
  • Chris Wood – Current Hampshire All Rounder
  • Joe Maiden – Hampshire Analyst
  • Matthew Drakeley – Hampshire Academy Coach
  • Michael Bates – England Ladies Coach/Ex Hampshire Wicketkeeper
  • Bobby Parkes – Southern Vipers Manager/Ex Hampshire Wicketkeeper
  • James Tomlinson – Hampshire Bowling Coach
  • Lewis McManus – Current Hampshire Wicketkeeper

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The Cricket programme will be based at The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3XH.

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  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.