Complete Cricket College: an alternative post-16 pathway

Complete Cricket College: an alternative post-16 pathway


Looking for post-16 options? Want something a bit different to the traditional college and sixth form?


The Complete Cricket College offers an alternative; a pathway to suit you.


The two year, fully-funded programme enables 16 – 18 year olds to study a qualification equivalent to three A Levels and receive first-class cricket coaching.


Trying to decide what it is you want to do is challenging at the best of times, but choosing an unusual route that is different from your peers can also feel risky. With this in mind, we’re holding open events where you can find out more and ask any questions you may have about the Complete Cricket College.


For our September 2022 intake, it is our intention to hold in-person open events, although if Covid restrictions change then we will endeavor to arrange an online alternative.


There will be three open events: one in January, one in March and one in April.


Our first open event this year will be held on Saturday 29th January 1.30 - 3pm.

Location: Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET

The afternoon will consist of a half hour Q&A session with tutors, coaches and current students, followed by an opportunity for some nets with the Complete Cricket team.


You can register to attend here


To give you more of an idea about the Complete Cricket College, we’ve answered some key questions:


What coaching is given?

  • Up to six hours a week of high-level cricket coaching delivered by top coaches from Complete Cricket.
  • Students have the opportunity to showcase their skills to professional cricket clubs.
  • Students can put their skills to the test in matches against other teams during the summer months.


What qualifications are studied?

Study the following industry-recognised qualifications full-time with tutors from Aspire Training Solutions:

  • Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (equivalent to 3 A levels)
  • ECB Foundation Level Coaching Qualification


What about work experience?

Having recognised work experience on your CV is invaluable in today’s competitive employment climate. That’s why students at the Complete Cricket College get to undertake a minimum of 30 hours work experience.

Retaining knowledge and skills is useful, but being able to practically apply them is key. The work experience element is not only fundamental to your progression on the programme, it is also fundamental to your progression in the future.



Who are the training providers?


Complete Cricket International

Complete Cricket International are the UK’s leading cricket coaching provider.

With a team boasting a variety of expertise and experience, Complete Cricket International specialise in developing cricketers of all ages, using an extensive range of groundbreaking high-quality cricket coaching programmes for individuals, schools, clubs, universities and county boards.

Sharing his thoughts on the programme, David Smith, Managing Director of Complete Cricket said “The Complete Cricket College is a fantastic opportunity for young, aspiring cricketers who want to further their education. Students can expect to train like a professional cricket player and receive high level advice from some of the best coaches in the country whilst studying for a recognised qualification.”


Aspire Training Solutions

Aspire Training Solutions specialise in the delivery of accredited sport related qualifications and apprenticeships, having worked in the education sector since 2005.

Possessing substantial experience and industry knowledge, their team provide high-quality training and work in partnership with various organisations around the country.

Recognising the need for alternative post-16 options, Paul Griffiths, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development at Aspire Training Solutions said “Sixth form or college isn’t the route all young people wish to take and the Complete Cricket College gives the opportunity for young people to enhance their cricket game as well as their education. It offers a real alternative to further education which is why we’ve developed a programme that offers a quality learning environment to help learners develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life or in higher education.”



Where is the college?

Aston University, Birmingham


What can I do after Complete Cricket College?

  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment
  • Overseas opportunities, with placements in Australia and New Zealand available.



At a time that can be overwhelming, our open events are an opportunity to quell any worries, ask any questions and establish whether this post-16 option is your post-16 pathway.


Register for the January open event here