Yorkshire Cricket

Up to 280 UCAS points available

Full time, 2 year course

Free for 16-18 year olds

Emerald Headingley Stadium, West Yorkshire


Combine your passion for cricket with a full-time education and development programme, and benefit from an outstanding learning and teaching experience which will push you to achieve your best and set you on the path to establishing yourself with the industry.

September 2020

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.

FREE for 16-18 year olds




Open Days

Your Education

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

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

Your Cricket

 During your time at Yorkshire Cricket College, you will benefit from:

  • Training from current and ex-professionals at ECB coaching levels 2, 3 & 4
  • Train at the world famous Yorkshire Indoor Cricket centre
  • Expert coaching from full time professional coaches
  • Up to 6 hours a week of development on your game
  • Cricket sessions built into timetable
  • Every area of the game covered
  • Train as a squad
  • Fitness testing and regular fitness training
  • Individual training programmes and 1:1 time to help you reach your potential
  • Regular Video Analysis to maximise understanding & development
  • Outdoor training and matches during the summer terms

Players will be involved in all aspects of developing their own games. Each player will have his or her own player development programme to which they will be working over the 2 years of the course.

Your Future


Successful completion of your Study Programme will provide you with the option to apply for a Foundation or BA Honours Degree at University in a Sports Related Discipline. As part of the tutorial system, you will receive guidance on how to apply to University, however further information can be found on the UCAS website - www.ucas.com.


If you decide to combine further study with employment, you will be eligible for an apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.


Upon successful completion of your study programme, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects, which will support you in securing either full or part time employment in Cricket (non-playing), and the leisure industry.


Studying with SCL provides you with an opportunity to play professional or non-professional sport, as well as a pathway to coaching opportunities, in the UK or Abroad.

Your Application


  • An opportunity for you and your parents to hear about the programme
  • Meet the SCL teachers and College coaches
  • Understand your exit routes when you graduate from the College
  • 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.

Course Location

Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3BU

Cricket Training

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

Education Provider

SCL Education Group

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

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

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