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?

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

This Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport is a one year, full time, work related course aimed at students who wish to consider a career in the sports or leisure industries. During the course you will undertake visits, exercises, and practical sports experience. You will be expected to participate in a range of challenging sports and classroom based sessions and gain underpinning knowledge related to working in the sports industry.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for school leavers and adults who are interested in studying sport with a view to a career in this industry.

Contact Details

David Scrambler, telephone 01524 521250
For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306306

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.


Department News

Sport Students Volunteer at Lancashire Swim Gala

May 14, 2019

LMC Sport students recently gained practical work experience whilst supporting the Spar Lancash

FA Accreditation for LMC Sports Students

February 20, 2019

Lancaster and Morecambe College Football Academy & Level 3 Sport students have successfully complete

Match Official Recruitment for MFC

July 31, 2018

Morecambe Football Club Category 3 Academy and Lancaster & Morecambe College Football Academy requir

University of Cumbria Come to LMC to Visit HND Students

July 17, 2018

HND Sport students at LMC recently hosted a visit by Jonathon Lowes who is the Sports Degree Program

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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