The Course

This course provides an introduction to the sector for students looking to build a career in sport, in areas such as exercise and fitness, coaching and leadership, sports development and the outdoors.

It is designed to give a full understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in this industry.

  • What You Study

    • Sports coaching
    • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
    • Sports injuries
    • Outdoor and adventurous activities
    • Leadership in sport
    • Work experience and employability skills
    • English and Maths, as required.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

  • Pathways

    A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

    • One-year Extended Certificate, including English and Maths.
    • One-year Foundation Diploma
    • Two-year Diploma, including English and Maths.
    • Two-year Extended Diploma. 
  • Work Experience

    Students are expected to find a suitable one-week placement in the sports industry. As a college, we have a wide selection of placements for the students to contact ranging from professional sports teams to national fitness organisations and local leisure centres.

  • How You're Assessed

    Students are assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, written reports, role plays, voice recordings, video presentations, practical sessions, observations and posters.

  • Progression

    Students who successfully complete this course can go on to study the subject at degree-level.

  • Careers

    Work as a professional sports coach, fitness instructor, community development officer, event co-ordinator, sports masseuse and many more.

  • Equipment Required

    Students require suitable footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities, such as trainers and football boots. College sport kit is available for students to purchase from our online shop

  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).


Daniel studied the BTEC Level 3 in Sport and has been signed for Yorkshire’s premier professional football team, Yorkshire Carnegie.

Living on campus during the week with the group of friends I’ve made has been great. We’ve made some long-lasting friendships which has helped to enhance my whole college experience

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