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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.

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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.

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

This course is perfect if you aged 19+, 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 are aged 19+, have a firm interest and some experience of the coaching and fitness industry.

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

If you are aged 19+ and 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 Level) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and 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 aged 19+ and interested in the sports industry and coaching.

Introduction to Sports Science (Entry Level) - Part-time

The course is perfect if you aged 19+, have an interest in the world of sports science and want to learn more.

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.

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