We have the broadest range of full-time sports development, fitness, training, outdoor education and coaching courses in Nottingham. We also have unique programmes in sports media & journalism and sports business & marketing for those learners who are looking for alternative career pathways into the sport and leisure sector. All students will benefit from a well-rounded educational and sporting experience that will lead to opportunities in employment or onto further or higher education.
Our teaching team and support staff possess a unique combination of sports science, leisure management, media, teaching & coaching qualifications and have a wealth of experience working in the sport and associated industries. We have qualified Sport Psychologists, Nutritionists, Leisure Managers, Professional Sports Coaches and Journalists all working at the College and who will share their industry experiences. Our staff will work with you on an individual basis to find the best teaching methods to help you succeed on your course.
Gaining experience is key to finding success in any career. Our students on sport-based courses have opportunities to become actively involved in local, regional and national sports initiatives and gain invaluable opportunities to support national and international events as volunteers. A fine example of this was the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. We place great emphasis on ensuring that students gain not only recognised qualifications but also practical employment experience. These opportunities afford learners a broader understanding of the local sports industry. We have well-established relationships with Nottingham's professional sports clubs, higher education, local authority and voluntary sector sport organisations in the region.
It's not just about the studying as all students have the opportunity to participate in recreational sport with students from other courses. You will also be able to represent the College Sports Academies in a wide variety of sports and our course timetables are managed to allow weekly participation in the British Colleges of Sport leagues/competitions on a Wednesday afternoon.
Courses also offer residential trips to locations in Great Britain and overseas. Recent examples include our Balls to Poverty project culminating in annual visits to South Africa and Uganda. Other trips have taken place to The Gambia and Italy for sports activity weeks and skiing.