supporting you all the way

All professional athletes have developed unique transferable skills that are highly attractive to future employers. However, many of you have sacrificed formal qualifications due to the demands of your sports career, placing you at a disadvantage when it comes to a career change.

We believe and have a proven track record, that it is possible to simultaneously pursue a successful sports career and obtain qualifications necessary for life after sport.

Our professional team of qualified tutors help you define options for your chosen future career.  With you we will identify your unique transferable skills and map them to potential careers. FUTURESMART will work with universities to secure your perfect academic pathway and provide one-to-one academic support throughout to evolve your personal skills and professional development.

Working with our qualified team you will develop a PERSONAL PORTFOLIO – including your CV with records that reflect your accomplishments, skills, abilities, experiences and attributes. It will showcase existing professional and/or academic achievements, life experiences and values relevant to the qualification and profession you wish to pursue.

Our aim is to allow you to step into the world of study and work with confidence and excitement. Whatever challenges you might encounter, we are here to support and provide the best possible platform to prepare for your next successful career.

“FUTURESMART was pivotal in allowing me to elevate my potential when exiting professional sport and starting my new career. They helped me with improving my CV and also equip me with very useful skills for my subsequent job.”
CHRIS ELDER . LONDON WELSH . YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE

your qualified tutors

CAROLE DAVIES . MA ED
HEAD OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND QUALIFIED PERSONAL TUTOR

As Head of Educational Services, Carole is able to draw on her established network of contacts, and an in-depth understanding of academic administration. Carole meets with potential clients and sports clubs, assesses their requirements, and works closely with universities and professional bodies to organise, develop and deliver FUTURESMART’s bespoke academic programmes. She has vast knowledge and experience of working with athletes and is adept at understanding the needs for flexible working and study in order for learning to be combined with being a professional sports person.

MIRANDA TROJANOWSKA
HEAD OF COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND QUALIFIED PERSONAL TUTOR

After Postdoctoral research in Biochemistry, Miranda spent 15 years teaching in Further and Higher Education, principally Biology & Forensic Science. She also gained a qualification in Counselling and has extensive experience in pastoral support of students in a range of issues. In FutureSmart she is responsible for all IT requirements, updating the website and for the design and management of Moodle, the online support system. She tutors and mentors students in their preparation for academic and professional qualifications.

SHEINE PEART
PERSONAL QUALIFIED TUTOR

Dr Sheine Peart is a lecturer in Professional Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University. She teaches on the Foundation Degree, the BA honours, the Masters programmes in Professional Studies and the Doctoral Awards at the University. Sheine joined Bishop Grosseteste in April 2019. In her previous post at Nottingham Trent University she held a number of different posts of responsibility including the course leader for the SENCO Award for practising and aspirant SENCOs, the course leader for the Education Masters programmes and the Post Graduate Reserach Tutor for Education Doctorates as well as teaching on the Foundation Award in Education, the BA in Education and teacher training courses.

Before teaching in HE she worked in FE for 15 years, teaching numeracy to learners on a wide variety of vocational programmes, and managing the College’s teacher education programmes. She has a broad experience of practical classroom issues and working with disadvantaged learners and those with challenging behaviour. Her outstanding doctoral research on the experience of Black male learners in the FE won the BERA/SAGE award for research in 2012. Prior to being based in HE Sheine worked as a local authority adviser, a secondary school teacher, a youth worker and a fast food retail manager.

JILL FORTUNE
PERSONAL QUALIFIED TUTOR

Jill brings over 20 years of experience of facilitating learning for work-based learners within leadership and management. She is passionate about supporting and coaching individuals so they are able to develop and realise individualised personal and professional goals and has worked with Universities, Academies and Professional Bodies to deliver and develop learning and development programmes and qualifications. In Futuresmart Jill will be responsible for workshops that support personal awareness and development.