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Sport

We offer a wide range of Sport courses, which is one of the key factors in making us the number one further education (FE) provider of sport in Nottinghamshire!

A course with us will open up an exciting range of careers. For example, our students have gone on to become personal trainers, PE teachers, nutritionists, leisure managers, professional sports coaches and even professional athletes.

You can choose from pathways in Sports Development, Fitness, Training, Coaching, PE Teaching and Elite Sports Performance. You’ll benefit from a well-rounded educational and sporting experience that can lead directly into an exciting career, or to university-level study.

To complement your course, we also organise residential trips in the UK and overseas, plus day trips. The Sport department also offers a comprehensive work experience and volunteering scheme through our exclusive partnerships in the world of sport. Highlights include: coordinating one of the largest European tennis events for children 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 and coordinating primary school sport events.

You can download a course or apprenticeship guide here.

Levels

We offer a variety of courses at Nottingham College, ranging from Level 1 to University Level.

Careers in Sport

Sport is as attractive to many as it has ever been in the UK and world-wide - particularly with the rising popularity of sporting stars and personalities like Lewis Hamilton, Anthony Joshua and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

We have the expertise, high quality training and connections to ensure our students can stand out amongst competitors in a variety of sports and sports related professions.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be a Fitness Instructor, a Grounds Person, a Leisure Attendant, a Personal Trainer, a PE Teacher, a Referee, a Sports and Exercise Psychologist, a Sports Coach, a Sport Development Officer, a Sports Physiotherapist, a Sports Scientist – there are many choices available to you.

A sport course with us will open up an exciting range of careers. For example, many of our students have gone on to become personal trainers, PE teachers, nutritionists, leisure managers, professional sports coaches and even professional athletes.

Did you know?

  • A Fitness Instructor can earn from £14,000 to £30,000 per year.
  • The average salary of a Premier League football player is about £45,000 per week.
  • A Sports Coach can earn from £14,000 to £35,000 per year.
  • It is predicted that the number of Fitness Instructors and Sport Coaches will increase nationally by more than 12% by 2020.
  • 6.7 million people – 14.9% of the population in England – have volunteered at least twice in the last year to support sport and physical activity.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Sport but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

Apply for Careers Advice

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A Level Physical Education

This course examines the world of sport through theory into practice.

Access to Higher Education: Sports Sciences - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to progress to a higher level of study and ultimately to pursue a career in the sports industry.

Development of Health Science in Sport (Level 1) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have a firm interest and some experience of the theory and practice of sports science.

Development of Skills for Coaching and Fitness (Level 1) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have a firm interest and some experience of the coaching and fitness industry.

Introduction to Fitness Industry and Personal Training (Entry 3) - Part-time

If you are interested in a basic level introduction to the fitness industry and personal training, this course could be for you.

Introduction to Injury, Rehabilitation and Prevention (Entry 3) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in the sport injury, rehabilitation and prevention aspects of the sports industry.

Introduction to Sport and Fitness (Entry 3) - Full-time

If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and if you enjoy sport or exercise and would like to build a foundation of knowledge about working in the sports, fitness and leisure industry in a supportive environment, then this course…

Introduction to Sports Industry and Coaching (Entry Level) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in the sports industry and coaching.

Sport (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy sport or exercise and would like to build a foundation of knowledge about working in the sports, fitness and leisure industry.

Sport (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to embark on a career in the sport, leisure or fitness industry.

Sports Activities (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to embark on a career in the children's sport and activity industry.

Sports Coaching (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy sport and want to develop your skills and knowledge ready for a career in the sport, leisure or fitness industries.

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