Sport

If you have an enthusiasm for sport and a passion for physical fitness and stamina, we can help you get into an exciting career of your choice.

Sport careers offer excellent prospects not only if you compete professionally but also if you’re keen on coaching, exercise science, sports development, fitness instruction, leisure centre management and outdoor pursuits.

At Nottingham College, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of opportunities for students to keep active, take part in competitive sport and engage in college life. Our reputation speaks for itself but our many achievements have also made us the number 1 FE sport provider in Nottinghamshire.

We have a lot of options for you to choose from. For instance, we have pathways in sports development, fitness, training, coaching and elite performance. You’ll also benefit from a well-rounded educational and sporting experience, that can lead directly into a rewarding career or to university-level study.

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to join one of our Sport Academies across a variety of sports. Our course timetables are managed to allow you to participate in weekly practical sessions and regular Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport and Conference Youth Alliance leagues/competitions.

On top of all this, our sport department also offers a comprehensive work experience/volunteering scheme through our exclusive partnerships in the world of sport. Highlights include coordinating one of the largest tennis events for children in Europe at the Nottingham Tennis Open on behalf of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), volunteering at the National Ice Centre and Trent Bridge International Cricket Ground, leading events with the college Darts Academy and coordinating Primary School sports events.

We also organise residential trips in the UK and overseas, plus UK day trips to complement your course.

Levels

We offer a variety of Diplomas and Extended Diplomas at Nottingham College, ranging from Level 1 to Level 3.

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Sophie Armishaw Case Study

07/12/2017

Our former student, Sophie Armishaw’s exciting photographic journey began from the very first moment she set foot inside our College’s iconic Adams Building – home to many of our creative courses.

Student’s capturing of royal public engagement gains global recognition

05/12/2017

Foundation Degree Photography student, Harry Starbuck’s creative expertise is “hot off the press” hitting national and global headlines - following his captivating photo of the newly engaged royal couple’s first public appearance.

Young cooks of the future put their skills to the test

01/12/2017

The local final of the national Springboard FutureChef competition took place at the College on the 3rd November, putting the culinary skills of pupils from five Nottingham schools to the test, as they battled it out to cook their way to the next stage of

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Nottingham visit

30/11/2017

Prince Harry is coming to Nottingham with his new fiancée Meghan Markle tomorrow (Friday 1st December) for their first official engagement as a couple.

Nottingham College Apprentice Wins Bronze at Worldskills UK

27/11/2017

A motor-vehicle apprentice from Nottingham College scooped a bronze medal at the Worldskills UK national finals on 18 November.

Students cook up a storm with the help of top Nottingham chef

17/11/2017

Nottingham diners were treated to a special five-course tasting menu created by successful local chef Craig Floate last week at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie.

Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards

10/11/2017

The final of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards’ Best Young Talent, Back of House Award, took place at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie this week (6th November), with Phil Tomlinson (College Faculty Area Manager for Catering & Hospitality) as one of t

Students hit the bullseye with Winmau sponsorship renewal

09/11/2017

Young people in Nottingham are being given the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the global darts industry following the renewal of a three-year sponsorship with Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand.

Congratulations to our HE Graduates!

03/11/2017

More than 400 Nottingham College Higher Education (HE) students are celebrating their academic success as they graduate today.

Expert chef goes back to where it first began

03/11/2017

Successful Nottingham chef, Craig Floate, will be sharing his years of culinary expertise with some of our aspiring chefs on 9th November, when he is set to take over our Adams Restaurant.

Congratulations to our HE Graduates!

03/11/2017

More than 400 Nottingham College Higher Education (HE) students are celebrating their academic success as they graduate today.

Public consultation opens for new £60m Nottingham College campus development

01/11/2017

Nottingham College moves a step closer towards its new £60m landmark City Hub campus development with the launch of its public consultation exercise today.

Nottingham College students make over Broadway performers

27/10/2017

Broadway musical have been brought to life thanks to eye-catching makeovers created by students at Nottingham College.

Matthew engineers top award

24/10/2017

An engineering student from Nottingham College, Matthew Taylor, was crowned “Young Inventor of the Year” at the annual Made in the Midlands business awards on 19 October.