Five level 3 sport and exercise science students are now able to educate athletes on the values of clean sport after completing a qualification to become accredited UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Advisors alongside their course.
Amy Cordner, Maddison Stubbs, Liam Hansey, Kenneth Edwards and Jazmin Wones completed a number of online learning modules to achieve the qualification that covered a variety of topics including the principles of clean sport, ethics and values and anti-doping itself. The students are now able to provide advice and support to athletes who are considering using supplements and promote their participation in 'clean sport'.
The aim of completing the qualification was to give students the opportunity to promote themselves as accredited sports scientists which will make their university and job applications stand out from the competition.
Liam Hansey, 17, from Ditchingham said:
“The UKAD course was great and it was really good to gain extra knowledge on the subject and how it affects the sports industry. I think this qualification will definitely set us aside from other people and make us seem more attractive to universities and future employers because of how important this topic is in the industry.”
Jason Fligg, Lecturer, City College Norwich said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for all of these students and they have really enjoyed gaining extra knowledge of supplement use and how to provide advice and support to use them safely. We have already seen them put their knowledge to good use through the sports nutrition unit of their course which asked them to work with an athlete and provide nutritional advice to promote their health and sporting performance.”