As an elite athlete, it is sometimes difficult to be able to manage education and study whilst training and competing. Visit the following pages to read some advice on how to successfully combine sport and studies, including academic counselling, distance education and e-learning.
Research shows that athletes with an integrated approach of combining sport and education, life skills and employment opportunities are more likely to achieve their sporting goals, cope better with the workload and manage injury and retirement better. Elite athletes have commented that they have more confidence in what the future holds after sport when they pursue an integrated approach to their sport.
Education allows athletes to learn and acquire knowledge. Education can be via a formal or informal structure. Formal education will result in a recognised qualification, whereas informal education may not result in a qualification but may help to add to your experience and skills.
This website will help you to explore education options and provide tips and fact sheets to help you balance sport and study.