Choosing to study a sports programme will give you access to a fantastic range of sports, therapy and fitness facilities, including our high specification all-weather 3G pitch, multi-use games area, fitness gym and therapy suite. Our courses are delivered by highly qualified industry specialist tutors who work across all key areas of professional sport and its supporting infrastructure.

Caroline Openshaw, Head of Sport

“College has supported me and helped me go to America firstly by giving me the idea to go and then showing me the right company to go with to make this possible. They always like to be kept up to date with everything that’s going on and I received extra support from maths and English teachers to help me get the best possible grade on my SAT.”

Hannah Williamson, Sport


Past students have gone on to university to study various Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Sports Rehabilitation degrees, as well as progressing through our own higher education programmes such as HND Sports Coaching or HND Exercise, Health and Injury Prevention. Career options include professional football, secondary P.E. and post-16 teaching, sports rehabilitation, fitness instruction and personal training. A number of students have also progressed onto sporting scholarships in the USA.

Your future career could be..

Outdoor Activities Instructor   £12,000 - £30,000
Leisure Centre Assistant   £13,000 - £20,000
Personal Trainer   £14,000 - £30,000
Football Coach   £14,000 - £50,000
PE Teacher   £16,250 - £46,500



What do I need to join?

You should be between 16-19 with good footballing ability and attitude.

Previous playing experience is a must, and can include:

• Professional club involvement

• County FA School of Excellence

• National, County or District representation

We hold several football trials throughout the year, which you will be required to attend and individuals will be selected based on performance.

5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including Maths and English OR a Level 2 related qualification PLUS grade C/4 or higher in BOTH Maths and English.

General Information

This is a one or two year full time football course, suitable for those who value the importance of academic study and training. In essence, it offers an opportunity for students to gain a recognised qualification whilst working on their football ability, strength and conditioning, as well as their football ambitions. The course offers you the chance to be trained by UEFA licensed coaches and ex Morecambe FC player Garry Hunter, on a full time basis as well as competing at a high level of football.

Students will be involved in practical sport, football coaching and physical fitness classes, during which they will develop their practical knowledge and skills as a footballer and coach, as well as their own personal fitness and training understanding.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for school leavers, aged between 16-19, who are talented footballers who have a desire to make it in the professional game whilst also gaining the necessary qualifications to progress in education.

Course Information Sheet

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For information, advice and guidance, or to apply, please phone Student Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306 306.


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Student Profiles

Eve Thomas

June 28, 2019

Course taken at college: Level 2 NCFE Sports Coaching

Glen Robinson

April 04, 2019

Course taken: BTEC Sports Development

Daniel Postlethwaite

February 27, 2018

Courses taken: National Diploma in Sport & Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Jennifer Keane

February 27, 2018

Course taken: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Joe Holliman

February 23, 2018

Courses taken: BTEC Level 3 Sport, Foundation Degree Sports Coaching & PGCE

Bethany Hadwin

February 23, 2018

Course taken: BTEC Level 3 Sport

Richard Johnson

February 01, 2018

Course taken: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport 

Danielle Maloney (Denby)

January 31, 2018

Courses taken: Level 3 Sport & Level 3 Sport Science

Chloe Halhead

December 15, 2017

Course taken: Sports Coaching HND Level 5 

Edward Brownell

December 12, 2017

Course taken: Sport Level 3
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