Development Funding

The PCA will fund 50% of individual personal development courses 


For example:


- £3,000 would return £1,500

- £1,500 would return £750


Education and training options are becoming increasingly flexible to suit the needs of any individual that is looking to continue with their education and professional development. There are many courses available to you ranging from short one-day professional courses to 6-year part-time higher education degree courses. It is important that you consider what is appropriate for you when you are looking for a course and that you enrol on a course that fits around your current commitments. The link below provides an overview of the typical types of education and training that you might want to consider. However, this list is not exhaustive and you are advised to speak with your Personal Development Manager for further clarification and / or advice on identifying the right course for you.   

For further information about finding the right course for you, please click this link:

Finding the Right Course


  • Member must pay for the course in full and return receipt of payment and Educational Funding Form to PCA.

  • Member must complete any course that he receives funding for. University fee clarification - university fees will be supported (to a maximum of £1,500 per annum). However, policy dictates that funding will not be granted if you attend university prior to becoming a professional cricketer. 

  • All applications will be looked at and considered on their individual merit. 

  • All applications will be paid subject to available funds at any point in time.

  • MCC YC's will only be covered for development funding during their time as contracted/employed cricketers at MCC.

For all Education funding enquiries contact your regional PDM or alternatively contact Ian Thomas on


Examples of courses that have been funded in the past: 

  • Orange Studio – media day

  • Human biology/business studies

  • Fitness diploma

  • Oil firing technical association

  • Investment management certificate 

  • Plumbing NVQ level 2

  • Advanced diploma in clinical sports therapy

  • AAT accountancy intermediate

  • SAQ course

  • MBA

  • MSC course

  • Master IT developer

  • Television presenter course

  • Foundation in newspaper journalism

  • OU - introduction to humanities

  • BA Hons in business management

  • BA Hons humanities

  • Wine Academy - level 1 introductory course

  • Level 3 coaching course

  • Sport and exercise science degree

  • OU - teaching

  • MSC course

  • Open University - The Management Challenge

  • Level 2 coaching course

  • BA Hons sport health and exercise

  • BSC (Hons) physics with astronomy

  • Visual communication design

  • Financial planning certificate

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

  • Consultancy fee re. P.L.A.N. project

  • Physiotherapy

  • Personal training, nutrition and massage

  • Spraying course





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