Professional sport is demanding, exciting and potentially highly rewarding. However, the career is not one that lasts a lifetime and the athlete must prepare for a life after sport.
The demands of professional sport are such that athletes are often forced to suspend academic study to concentrate on their career. While many professionals possess attributes that are attractive to employers and enable them to succeed in careers away from their sport, this resulting lack of formal qualifications can place retired players at a disadvantage when they look to enter the open employment market.
Studying whilst engaged in their primary career presents professionals with two challenges – finding a suitable course and a mode of study that fits with their training and playing schedules.
Our bespoke educational services allow you to achieve practical and theoretical experience at a pace that suits your present career commitments and ambitions. FUTURESMART gives you the option to attain academic and/or professional qualifications, via a non-traditional journey that suits you. We believe and have proven track record that it is possible to pursue a successful sports career and obtain qualifications necessary for a successful lifer after sport.
All course work can be accessed and achieved online. Consultation and interaction with your personal tutor will be through video communication with the option of face to face meetings when required.
FUTURESMART also provides you with access to a comprehensive qualified and personal support network. From expert career advice and educational guidance, to personal and professional development coaching, we are experienced at providing elite athletes with everything they require to deliver a successful outcome and place our clients in a stronger position.
“It’s been fantastic to have the expertise offered to me by Carole Davies at FUTURESMART. As an athlete it’s tough to focus on your next career after professional sport, as you can be so absorbed in your mission to be the best sportsman or woman. Do your best whilst you’re playing to take advantage of what great people like Carole have to offer.”
JACK COBDEN . ENGLAND U20 . ROMANIA . NOTTINGHAM RFC . CSM BUCURESTI