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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 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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Access to Higher Education: Sports Science - Full-time

The purpose of the course is to give you with the skills and knowledge to progress into Higher Education with the Sports Sciences disciplines.

Introducing the Basics of Exercise and Living a Healthy Lifestyle - Part-time

This course is a good starter for people that may want to progress to a higher level course in training, exercise and/or sport

Introduction to Football Coaching - Part-time

This fun course is perfect for people keen to develop their coaching and communication skills through football.

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 Operations (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.

Ladies Football Education Academy (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to embark on a course that gives you access to football training with UEFA licenced coaches whilst also gaining qualifications that will equip you with practical skills and give you an insight into…

Ladies Football Education Academy (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to embark on a course that gives you access to football training with UEFA licenced coaches whilst also gaining recognised qualifications that will give you sufficient UCAS points to go to University to…

A Level Physical Education

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

Sport and Activity Leaders (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to embark on a career in the sport, leisure or fitness industry. This is a practical, hands-on qualification designed to prepare you for employment in the sport, fitness and leisure industry.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3)

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.

Activity Leadership (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.

Exercise to Music (Level 2) - Part-time

This course develops your skills, knowledge and competence to plan, teach and evaluate exercise sessions to adults unsupervised.

Introduction to 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 (Diploma/Extended Diploma 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.

Sport (Level 3 Subsidiary/90 Credit Diploma) - 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.

Sport (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to embark on a career in the sport, leisure or fitness industry. This is a qualification designed to prepare you to do just that!

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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