The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) delivers learning programmes for sports and event participants - athletes, managers, administrators, officials and coaches - through a series of tailored educational programmes.
Athlete Friendly Education Centres

Is your school, university or study centre “Athlete Friendly”? This is your opportunity to connect your school to the international world of sport and most importantly support student athletes at the same time.  AFEC is an aspirational accreditation mark for schools, universities and others that support athletes to achieve their education and athletic goals.

Potential Benefits to Schools and Education Centres:

  • Being AFEC accredited will differentiate education offer to high performing student athletes
  • Being AFEC accredited will increase marketing differentiation of the school
  • Being AFEC accredited will increase geographic spread of student recruitment
  • Being AFEC accredited will give your school the opportunity to leverage global marketing activities of WAoS
  • Being AFEC accredited will enhance local, national and international relationships with sporting communities such as clubs, national federations and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements
  • Being AFEC accredited will develop compelling opportunities with local and national stakeholders for future school facility and infrastructure development
  • Being AFEC accredited provides access to specialised professional development for teaching staff in relation to education provision for high performing student athletes
  • An AFEC School offers a flexible curriculum giving student-athletes the opportunity to continue to train and compete whilst completing education
  • An AFEC School offer a dedicated pastoral care system providing the integral link between sport and educational requirements of the student athletes
  • An AFEC School has a critical mass of other student athletes who are in a similar situation providing an environment of positive peer support

Potential Benefits to Student Athletes and their Parents:

  • An AFEC School offers a flexible curriculum giving student-athletes the opportunity to continue to train and compete whilst completing education
  • An AFEC School offer a dedicated pastoral care system providing the integral link between sport and educational requirements of the student athletes
  • An AFEC School has a critical mass of other student athletes who are in a similar situation providing an environment of positive peer support

Student athletes are required to make significant sacrifices on their journey to national and international competition.  The World Academy of Sport is committed to assisting athletes on this journey through working with those involved in their education provision to understand the unique need’s that must be balanced by athletes in such circumstances.

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