Higher and Further Education

We recognise that higher and further education institutions play a significant role in maintaining and growing student interest in sport

Sport in higher and further education (HE) institutions can encourage students to continue playing sport upon leaving school or college. They can also engage students who do not play sport regularly to take up a new sport that appeals to them. 

Further Education

Further education and sixth form colleges play a significant role in maintaining and growing their students' interest in sport and physical activity, as well as providing opportunities for them to try out new sports.

Colleges are key in ensuring that young people make a smooth transition from school to college and on to employment or further study. As a result, they can also have a huge effect on reducing the number of young people that drop out of sport as they move through these key transition points.

We work closely with AoC Sport on the delivery of the national strategy for sport in colleges. This aims for all learners in colleges to have access to sporting opportunities.

Our partnership also advocates and promotes the value of sport to colleges and community sport partners.

Higher Education

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

We invest in the BUCS Sport Development Team to assist with getting students to play sport while at university.

They do this by providing opportunities to all students as well as supporting and promoting the lifestyle and educational benefits to all of taking part in sport.

Find out more about BUCS.