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.

University Level courses

Are you looking to study a University Level course? Click here for more information!

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Primary school pupils go to college!

20/07/2018

Nottingham College has hosted a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) day for 60 gifted and talented Year 4 pupils from Nottingham primary schools at its Basford campus.

Music students rock Spain

17/07/2018

Twenty students took part in a music tour this summer.

Basford Nursery

16/07/2018

Information about the Basford Nursery closure.

School pupils have fin-tastic time at College seafood workshop

29/06/2018

Trainee chefs have been passing on their culinary knowledge and newfound fishmongering skills to school pupils during a seafood workshop.

Sporty students ace tennis coaching

22/06/2018

More than 2,000 local primary school children benefitted from the coaching skills and experience of Nottingham College sport students at the Nottingham Mini Tennis Schools Festival recently.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of the new City Hub construction

22/06/2018

We hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today alongside Wates Construction, D2N2, and Nottingham City Council, to mark the start of construction at the College’s new City Hub.

Aviation students land dream jobs at Swissport

21/06/2018

Thirteen Aviation students have begun new jobs at global airline support service company Swissport, as part of the Nottingham College Swissport training academy.

Don’t miss our creative end of year shows!

08/06/2018

 As the academic year draws to a close, the hard work of our talented creative students will be celebrated with an end of year showcase this month, which includes Media, Art and Design, Photography and Fashion.

Trainee chefs gain inspiration from the professionals

01/06/2018

Professional chefs Hira Thakur and Paul Thacker joined budding cooks at the Adams Restaurant for a special Asian-inspired evening. 

Talented students shine at Young Creative Awards

01/06/2018

Creative students are celebrating after winning Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Graphic Design, Film, Music, and Architecture and Design categories at this year’s Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

Spotting the early signs of skin cancer

23/05/2018

To help celebrate Sun Awareness Week, the College teamed up with Skin Cancer charity, Skcin.

The Tale of Robin Hood and the College Carpenters

23/05/2018

Carpentry students are playing a very important part in the up and coming Hoodwinked sculpture trail.

Course Moves 2018

18/05/2018

As part of the College’s ongoing Estates strategy, this summer the college has the opportunity to improve the learner experience and outcomes by moving courses to different sites.

Professional chefs introduce students to Asian-inspired cooking

18/05/2018

Former Nottingham College student, turned award-winning chef, Hira Thakur, is returning to where his training first began, in the College’s commercial restaurant, to support the next generation of budding cooks.