The Sheffield College is an amazing place to study sport!
Whether you study Sport Science, Coaching, Fitness or on our Elite Basketball pathway, you’ll have the chance to represent the college competitively for one of our many teams in the national leagues and gain additional sporting qualifications along the way.
We also have great connections with all the major sporting clubs across the city, which provide unrivalled opportunities for career experience at places such as Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield Sharks.
Frankie Ashton, sport student and kickboxing champion
Picking the right programme is the first step in your sporting career! There are loads of different pathways to choose from, including Sports Coaching, Fitness or Primary 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.
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:
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.
The aim of the Elite Sports Academy is to provide students with a valuable opportunity to build their confidence, resilience, and understanding of how their technical skills will be put to the test when working with athletes and sports teams in the future.
It is an opportunity to allow our students to build a professional sport portfolio which can be used to boost their career in the sport industry.
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.
All of our Sports courses are based at Hillsborough Campus where you'll be able to take advantage of:
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.
Take a look at the sport career map below to see where your studies could take you!
Looking to continue your sport studies up to degree level? Our career-focused courses are just what you're looking for! Click on the links below to find out more:
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.
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