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Explore Sport at The Sheffield College

Welcome to Sport at The Sheffield College

As the National City of Sport, where better than The Sheffield College to develop your sporting talent and knowledge? We’re a city of esteemed sporting prowess (having produced Olympic gold medallists, world champions and two great football teams!) so it makes sense that you make your start here!

We’ve got study programmes in Sport Science, Exercise and Fitness, Sports Massage, Coaching and Performance, Personal Training and a brand new Elite Basketball pathway, all delivered at our Hillsborough Campus where you’ll study in our top class facilities including floodlit 3G pitches, playing fields, sports halls, gym facilities and dance studios. You'll also have the chance to utilise many of Sheffield's professional sport venues, such as the English Institute of Sport.

That’s not all! You’ll also have the chance to represent the college competitively for one of our many teams in the national leagues and gain additional sporting qualifications, including our Basketball Academy who play in the Academy Basketball League. All this whilst benefiting from our great connections with all the major sporting clubs across the city including Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield Sharks.

Sport at The Sheffield College - your FAQs answered!

Sport - Your FAQs answered!

When you're in the process of choosing which course to study you're bound to be full of questions, so who better to answer your FAQs than our tutors from the Sport & Protective Services department?

They'll give you an overview of our facilities, assessments, course types, student support and more!

If you want more detailed info about a particular course, you can use the buttons below to find the individual pages.

Which course is right for me?

Picking the right course is the first step in your sporting career! There are loads of different pathways to choose from, including Sports Coaching, Fitness Training or School Education. Whether you choose a full-time study programme and pick your own specialism, or apply to study a university-level programme, we're sure to have something that suits you and your learning style. 

Just click on a button below to start exploring our sport courses.

What kind of work will I do on a sport study programme?

Of course the exact nature of the work you will do depends on the course that you choose, but all of our sport programmes share some common themes such as:

  • Lots of practical work - sport is a physical activity so it stands to reason that your course will comprise plenty of hands-on and practical activities
  • Teamwork - working as a team is essential for sport in any form, so you'll do lots of group activities and assignments throughout your course to build up your skills
  • Placements and experience of work - what better way to prepare you for the world of work other than to experience it first hand? We encourage all of our students to obtain placements or experiential opportunities during their course to enhance their CV and career prospects!
Get competitive with sport at The Sheffield College

Trips, Visits and Competitions

Studying sport in one of the best sporting cities in the country means that you'll have loads of opportunities to visit professional venues, such as the English Institute of Sport and Ponds Forge International Sports Venue. 

We’ve got links with hundreds of local employers meaning you’ll get every opportunity possible to engage with professionals during your time with us. This could include seminars hosted by guest lecturers who work in the industry, work placements with the biggest names in sport or trips to some of the leading sports establishments in the world. These are the experiences that will make you stand out to future employers and universities, and we’re on hand to give them to you.


Our Sports students are some of the most competitive at college, so it makes sense that you'll be able to get involved in loads of competitions!

Whether you want to play for one of our inter-mural sports teams, join the Basketball Academy or compete at a higher level, all of those opportunities are open to you. 

This year one of our Foundation Degree in Sport & Exercise Coaching competed in the BUCS 2020 Indoor Championships where they reached the semi-finals in both the 60m and 200m races!

Work-related Activity & Industry Placements

As a student at The Sheffield College you will be encouraged to spend time with an employer in a real life working environment as part of your study programme. This could be experience of work or an industry placement, depending on what kind of course you are studying.

What's in it for me?

  • Improve your job prospects and gain knowledge of the work place in a variety of areas
  • Enhance your employability skills such as communication skills, problem solving, social skills, time-management, commitment, enthusiasm, flexibility and team work
  • Previous experience of work can help you during interviews and it looks impressive on your CV
  • Helps you understand what motivates you and what you are passionate about so that you can apply this to your future career


One of the best things about sport is that it can be a simple as kicking a football around a field with your mates, but when it comes to studying at The Sheffield College, our facilities are little bit more advanced! 

All of our Sports courses are based at Hillsborough Campus where you'll be able to take advantage of:

  • 3G sports pitches
  • Multi-use sports hall
  • Fully-equipped fitness suite 

Why not use the 360 tours below to explore our top-class facilities?

What can I do once I finish my studies?

Whether you're doing a Level 1 programme or joining us at university level, we want to make sure that you're equipped for the world of work once you finish!

The field of sport is incredibly varied, and so are the employment opportunities that come with it. It's estimated that there are 10,000 sports-related jobs within the Sheffield City Region, and this figure is set to increase by 3.2% by 2022, so you'll be well placed to take advantage of these new roles by the time you finish your study programme with us.

We've highlighted just one of the many opportunities sport students could pursue upon finishing their qualification at The Sheffield College.

Careers advice to help you go further

Choosing a career path when you've only just left school can seem like a daunting prospect, but our Careers Advice Team are on hand to offer you the best impartial careers guidance going. 

They can help you to figure out the kind of jobs that you might enjoy based on your interests, skills and hobbies; or if you already have a pretty good idea of what you'd like to do in the future they can give you some pointers on how to go further and land your dream job. You can talk to them whether you're still deciding on a course or even if you're about to make the jump from education into full-time work. 

Why not ask them a question on Twitter right now? Just send us your question using #AskCareersTSC