STUDYING SPORT & FITNESS AT WESTON COLLEGE
The sports sector has seen significant growth between 2017-21. There has been a growth of 15% in job opportunities within the sector. In the UK, almost one million people work in the sports industry and it’s worth a massive £23.8billion to the economy. There has never been a better time to start your journey into the sports sector through one of our industry pathways.
There are many jobs available for people with appropriate sports qualifications and experiences, From leisure and health clubs to teaching and coaching, sports media to physiotherapy, if you’ve got the energy and the drive, the opportunities are enormous.
At Weston Sport we work with a variety of different sports teams, athletes and employers across the region to help you get the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to reach your aspirations.
With fantastic connections in the sporting industry, we recognise your abilities and efforts and support you to achieve your top potential.
Our top-class sports facilities provide everything you need to perfect your skills, expand your opportunities and help you achieve your ambitions on and off the pitch/court.
We have a history of providing qualifications that give students the edge when they apply for jobs. Plus, our courses range from Level 1 to degree-level.
All of our Sports courses take place in our bespoke, state-of-the-art flagship facility: The Health and Active Living Skills Centre.
Job roles in the West of England currently include:
We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.
Weston Sport programmes are developed in collaboration with leading employers and organisations to ensure industry practices are embedded within each programme. We work with a number of employer partners which ensures that your study programmes makes you job-ready. Our partners include: Bristol Bears and Bristol Bears Women, West of England Sport Trust (Wesport, North Somerset Council, Weston AFC Football Club.
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Sport Studies, Diploma
The Level 1 programme is the perfect introduction to the sports industry, designed for acquiring skills through knowledge in sport, fitness and exercise. You will develop a wide range of skills through community-based projects, work related experience and practical based activities. You will study 4 core units and 6 sport units over the year, ...Click Here
Community Activator, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is aimed at coaches working in a variety of settings within the wider community in the sport and physical activity sector, local authorities, sports clubs, leisure centres, youth work agencies, housing associations, and outdoor education centres or schools. The programme is bespoke to each learner to teach the skills needed...Click Here
Sport, BTEC Extended Certificate
If you have a strong passion for sport, this course will give you the head start you need to achieve a successful career in sports and fitness. You will learn to lead teams, with a good proportion of developing skills being delivered through practical elements, while gaining knowledge of the industry. This course is part of our Career Excellen...Click Here
Sports Coaching Traineeship
As a Weston College student you will become part of our exciting new Sport and Fitness Career Excellence Hub. This means you will take part in a study programme with lots of career boosting benefits, all with the aim of giving you the opportunity to become career ready! What does the course involve? Details coming soon. How will the course be ...Click Here
Community Sport and Health Officer, Apprenticeship
You will be employed as Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) to initiate behaviour change with regards to engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities, with the key role of creating opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. By working within and across local organisations you will scope, orga...Click Here
Sport & Exercise Science, Extended Diploma
This course is the perfect pathway to progressing into a sports science or therapy related degree, as it has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies, ensuring the content is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice. Additionally, this qualification provides the theoretical and practical underpinni...Click Here
Sport and Exercise Science, BTEC Certificate and Extended Certificate
This course is part of our Sixth Form provision and is equivalent of one A Level. Therefore that means you'll also need to choose two additional A Level subjects to study alongside this Extended Certificate. The sports industry is broad and includes both scientific and more applied, practical sectors. If you are passionate about the physical ...Click Here
Sports Coaching & Physical Education, BTEC Extended Diploma
If your passion is to become a coach or teacher of sport, this is the course for you. Learning through a mixture of theory and practise, you will develop the skills needed to teach a wide range of topics in the sports and fitness sector. This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies. This ensures ...Click Here
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Sports and fitness programmes are based at our new Health and Active Living Skills Centre at Loxton Campus which boasts cutting-edge facilities such as:
- State-of-the-art exercise physiology lab
- Large functional fitness suite
- Multi-purpose indoor sports hall
- FA approved full-size 3G pitch.
The facility is also be used by a variety of employers to ensure you are developing crucial links and networks to support your journey into employment.
WANT TO WORK IN THE SPORT SECTOR?
Sport brings together communities, improves health and well-being and provides essential skills, such as teamwork, coaching others, leadership and resilience. Roles available in the sport sector are incredibly diverse; you could become a Coach, a sports Journalist, a Sports Scientist, or many other careers. If you study a BTEC you'll get the necessary understanding and skills, to help further a career in this fast-paced and expanding industry.
- Sports Agent
- Sports Marketing
- Sports Journalist
- Sport Media Commentator
- Social Media Influencer
- Sports Lawyer
- Sports Agent
- Fitness/Gym Manager
- Leisure Manager
- Director/ Head of Centre
- Education Manager
- Swimming Teacher
- Leisure Centre Manager
- Recreation Assistant
- Team Leader
- Community Health Officer
- Pilates, Yoga or Tai Chi Instructor
- Elite Performance (assistant coach, coach, advanced/senior coach)
- Athlete (sponsorship, influencer, performer)
- Sports Analyst
- Sports Scientist
- Strengthening and Conditioning Professional
- Sports Scientist
- Sports Nutritionist
- Sports Kit Manager
- Outdoor Activities Instructor
- Assistant Activity Leader
- Outdoor Centre Manager
- Mountain Leader
- Outdoor Event Organiser
- Fitness Facilities Manager
- Gym Instructor
- Group Exercise Instructor
- Personal Trainer
- Membership Consultant
- Primary Teaching
- PE Teaching
- Sports Development Manager
- Sports Development Officer
Occupations related to Sport
Leisure or Sports Manager
Leisure and sports managers organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.
Employment in region: 1,712 positions
Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.
Employment in region: 465 positions
Sports Coach, Instructor or Official
Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.
Employment in region: 2,401 positions
Sports Coaching & Physical Education, Level 3
Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science Level 3