Abbey Manchester College to Expand Sports Courses to Offer Professional Cycling – Business in Manchester
Students of Manchester Abbey College will be required to ride their bikes next year when they enroll in the new Academic Studies with Cycling Training Programme, launched in partnership with Manchester Cycling Academy.
The innovative course, which will be a first in the UK and is believed to be a first in Europe, will see aspiring cyclists from around the world combine high-quality education with best-in-class daily apprenticeships.
Students in the pilot program will attend academic classes in the morning where they have flexible options to study A-Levels, GCSEs or the International Foundation Program, and then have the invaluable opportunity to participate in cycling training at the National Cycling Center or on the leafy lanes of Cheshire for a while. afternoon.
The Manchester Cycling Academy has many years of elite sporting experience and students will receive specialized training and guidance that will allow them to succeed on and off the bike. The course has the flexibility to train ‘elite’ students who are dedicated to improving their cycling performance to compete on a global scale or students who enjoy the sport and want to improve while focusing on their studies.
Abbey College Manchester, part of the Abbey DLD Colleges group of institutions, also offers international football and basketball programs in association with IHM Football Academy, a sister organization of International House Manchester and Manchester Giants, pairing students with GCSE, A-level and International qualifications Foundation program with intensive training. The college is also adding tennis to its portfolio of sports programmes, where students will be able to receive professional tennis training three afternoons a week at the Manchester Tennis Centre.
Chris Randell, Principal of Abbey College Manchester commented: “Our innovative academic studies with Football Coaching program have been a huge success since its launch a few years ago and cycling has been a natural addition.”
An increasing number of students are looking to take advantage of the unique opportunities we offer. Whether they are seeking to pursue their athletic ambitions with access to the best education possible or are eager to reap the benefits that sport provides in providing a break from academic study, Abbey College earns a reputation for both innovation and excellence,” he said.
“Over the past two years, students graduating from our football program have progressed to a variety of prestigious universities including the University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Central Lancashire and Loughborough University to programs such as Economics, Sports Business Management, Accounting, Finance and Engineering,” added Chris Randle.
Manchester Cycling Academy is a growing sports education provider providing quality cycling services across North West England in partnership with sporting governing bodies, local authorities, academic and business partners. They already run a successful education program offering BTEC Sport and also have a partnership with British Cycling to operate the England-funded sport programme, Diploma in Sport Excellence (DiSE).
“We are very excited about the possibility of working with Abbey College and welcoming cyclists from all over the world to Manchester,” said Stephen Hopewell, Director of the Manchester Cycling Academy.
“The Manchester Cycling Academy offers a great experience for everyone who attends. Much of the activity will be based on the world-class and newly renovated ‘Medal Factory’ which is the National Cycling Center in East Manchester and on the same roads used by Olympic medalists every day. Young people will be able to who attend by emulating the best players in the world whenever they train.”
“Our expert coaches are accustomed to working with elite young riders and will encourage the riders to be their best. They are experts in their fields and have a wealth of knowledge and experience which means that they will receive expert education, training and guidance throughout their time with us.”
“Manchester has been regularly voted the UK’s best sporting city and is seen by many as one of the world’s greatest sporting destinations and we look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful home.”
The course is scheduled to start in September 2023 and applications are now accepted.
Abbey College is a thriving independent college in the heart of Manchester city centre, with a rapidly growing and vibrant community of students aged 15-19.
With a philosophy of teaching based on small classes and highly personalized learning in a rigorous but informal academic environment, the College focuses on the transition from school to university, working with students individually to achieve the academic standards and social skills required by their target and world-class universities. Abbey College Manchester also expertly prepares students for challenging courses such as medicine. Flexible programs and personalized learning, combined with a strong academic ethos, offer a unique alternative to traditional schools.
The college has 220 students, made up of a mix of students from the local area and other countries. The college offers A-Level, GCSE, Joint Studies, and International Foundation Programs.
For more information about Abbey College, visit www.abbeymanchester.co.uk, or call 0161817 2700.
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