Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support

The 1st 4 Sport Level 3 Certificate in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support (TALS) provides an introduction to the principles and practice of supporting and advising talented athletes in managing their personal development and lifestyle.

The qualification provides the theoretical and practical foundation for any individual advising or mentoring talented athletes and is a requirement for mentoring and advising athletes on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

The programme is recognised by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and is delivered one day a month at the University of Bath by experienced Lifestyle Support Advisers.

New payment options available – contact us for details.


1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support

Entry requirements

To enrol on this programme, learners must be over 18 years of age.

Prior to certification learners must have attended a recognised Children Protection workshop and have completed and passed the UK Anti-Doping online workshop.

Learners must ideally have access to an appropriate talented athlete, over a minimum of a three-month period however, individuals without this access are still encouraged to apply.

Mode of delivery

Thursdays, one day per month for four months (9.30am-4.30pm).

Course syllabus

  • Advice and support for talented athletes
  • The performance sport environment
  • Talented athlete support networks
  • Transitional theory
  • Child protection and equity
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating advice and support interventions


The course is assessed via the submission of a portfolio containing evidence for each unit of study and through the observation of meetings with a talented athlete.

Facilities & tutors

The course is delivered at the University of Bath Sports Training Village by experienced Lifestyle Support Advisers.

Course timetable

The details for our next TALS programme are as follows:

2018-19 course contact dates:

Day 1 – Thursday 28th June 2018
Day 2 – Thursday 26th July 2018
Day 3 – Thursday 30th August 2018
Day 4 – 31st January 2019
Portfolio hand in – End of June 2019

All contact days will run University of Bath campus

*Please note that to pass the certificate, you are required to attend all course contact days

Course Cost: £600.00

How to book

Before booking, please read our course terms and conditions.

Students have a variety of payment options open to them. Please take a look at our payment and funding options found in our store: Training and Development Store

If you are being supported financially via your workplace please contact Sarah for an alternative application form and to arrange payment via invoice. s.mcmillan@bath.ac.uk.

Please contact our Training and Development team if you would like to discuss your payment options further.

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