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Sport

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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.

You can join one of our Sport Academies in football, cricket or darts. Our course timetables are managed to allow you to participate in weekly practical sessions and regular Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport and National League Youth Alliance leagues/competitions.

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.

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!

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Sports Coaching (Community and Performance) Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

Become a great all-rounder and prepare for your career with this industry-focused sport coaching qualification.

Sports Coaching (Community and Performance) Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

Become a great all-rounder and prepare for your career with this industry-focused sport coaching qualification.

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