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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.

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

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.

  • 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.

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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 (19+) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and want to progress to a higher level of study and ultimately to pursue a career in the sports industry.

Community Activator Coach - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

The Community Activator Coach apprenticeship is ideal if you would like a career as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Worker.

Football Science BSc (Hons) Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

Kick-off your future in football: the world's beautiful game. Develop the skills needed for a career in elite football, focusing on individual player development and overall team performance.

Introduction to Fitness, Nutrition and Mental Wellbeing (Entry Level) - Part-time

The course is perfect if you aged 19+, have an interest in the world of fitness, nutrition and mental wellbeing and want to learn more.

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…

Leisure Team Member - Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2)

If you’re keen to kick-start your career in the sport and leisure industry while earning a wage, this programme could be just what you’re looking for.

Personal Trainer - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you’re keen to start your career in the sport and fitness industry while earning a wage, this programme could be just what you’re looking for.

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 (NCFE 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 Industry Skills (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 Coach - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

This Higher Apprenticeship is a great way to progress your career as a sports coach. Use sports knowledge and skills to create and deliver coaching programmes.

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.

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.

Can’t find the course you’re looking for?

Meet Makai - Sports Coaching student

Meet Makai - He studies a Level 3 Sports Coaching course, which is based at our Basford campus and 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.