Sports & Fitness

The sports industry is a rapidly growing business in the UK, from increased levels of grass-roots participation to the widely developing gym and fitness culture. Currently there are 371,800 people working across 176,000 businesses and organisations throughout the UK. Our aim is to give individuals the skills and the confidence to succeed in this vibrant and rewarding industry.

Based at: New Bedford Road Campus

As more people become concerned about their health and wellbeing, keeping fit and active is becoming increasingly important – which means there will always be a demand for people with the right training, attitude and passion for sport. This department, based at New Bedford Road covers many aspects of the sports and fitness industry, as well as playing and coaching we cover other areas such as; Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Massage and Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise. We are also pleased to announce a new gym facility and Sport Science laboratory for the start of the 2015/16 academic year.

If you have a passion for sport then we have a course to suit your abilities.

Job opportunities available in the sector include:

  • Gym Instructor
  • PE Teacher
  • Community Sports Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Performance Analyst
  • Sports Development Officer

Level 1

Pearson BTEC L1 in Sport & Active Leisure

Level 2

Pearson BTEC L2 in Sport

Level 3

Pearson BTEC L3 in Sport & Exercise Science

Pearson BTEC L3 in Sport (Performance & Excellence) Football Academy

YMCA L3 Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise)

VTCT L3 Sports Massage (Injury Prevention)

Level 4/5

Pearson BTEC L4/L5 HNC/HND in Sport & Exercise Science

For all Higher Education courses please see the HE page.


For more information please contact Student Services on 01582 569569

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