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Sport

Football Centre

Why Study Sport at Central?

Our many Sport courses, range from vocational workshops, right through to Level 5. Whether you choose a further education programme (from Level 1 to Level 3), or a higher education (university-level) course, or even a short part-time course, you can be sure we’ll help prepare you for a career in this exciting industry. 

Find out why a Sport course at Central could be the choice for you below.

Further Education courses

A sport course with us will open up an exciting range of careers – for example, our students have gone on to become personal trainers, PE teachers, nutritionists, leisure managers, professional sports coaches and even professional athletes.

You can join one of our Sport Academies across a variety of sports and our course timetables are managed to allow you to participate in weekly practical sessions. Regular AoC Sport and Conference Youth Alliance leagues/competitions are available to students aged 16-18, as well as matches with other colleges and teams for older students wish to participate. 

Depending on your course choice, you may also have the opportunity to experience residential trips in the UK and overseas, plus UK day trips to complement your course. The sport department also offers a comprehensive work experience/volunteering scheme through our exclusive partnerships in the world of sport. 

In the past few years, these fantastic opportunities have seen students travelling to West Africa to coach sport in The Gambia and also, more locally, coordinating one of the largest tennis events for children in Europe at the Aegon Nottingham Tennis Open on behalf of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). 

We also offer a range of part-time sport courses and workshops at Central to enhance and further your career in the fitness industry.

Higher Education courses

Studying a university-level sport course at Central has many benefits, including:

  • Work experience in the industry forms an integral part of the Sport Coaching course
  • There is the option to earn further industry specific qualifications
  • Teaching staff have a combination of sport science experience, postgraduate and teaching qualifications and industry experience
  • As part of our partnership with Nottingham Trent University, you would be eligible to participate in university sport and to play for NTU in BUCS competitions
  • We have a range of links with professional sports clubs, sporting bodies and local authorities
You're viewing all 17 courses.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport: Physical Education and School Sport (Level 3)

If you’re keen to kick-start your career in the sport and leisure industry while earning a wage, this programme could be just what you’re looking for.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport: Personal Trainer (Level 3)

If you’re keen to start your career in the sport and fitness industry while earning a wage, this programme could be just what you’re looking for.

Apprenticeship in Sport: Operations (Level 2)

If you’re keen to kick-start your career in the sport and leisure industry while earning a wage, this programme could be just what you’re looking for.

Apprenticeship in Sport: Activity Leadership (Level 2)

If you’re keen to kick-start your career in the sport and leisure industry while earning a wage, this programme could be just what you’re looking for.

Exercise to Music (Level 2)

This course develops your skills, knowledge and competence to plan, teach and evaluate exercise sessions to adults unsupervised.

Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching (FdSc) (Level 5)

Become a great all-rounder and prepare for your career with this industry-focused sport coaching qualification.

Personal Training (Level 3)

This is an intensive course ideal for fitness/gym instructors, or if you want to enter the fitness industry and work on a regular one-to-one basis with clients.

Sport (Level 1)

The course provides an excellent insight into the sport and active leisure industry and the many career opportunities available. You’ll gain a qualification that is the first step to taking you there!

Sport: Pathways in Sport and Football (Level 2)

The course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to start a career in the sport and active leisure industry, for example as a sport leader, sport coach or leisure attendant.

Sport (Level 3 Foundation Diploma)

This course will equip you with the skills and technical knowledge needed for a career in the sport, fitness and leisure industry.

Sport: Fitness Services or Sports Performance and Coaching (Level 3 Diploma)

You’ll get equipped with the skills and technical knowledge needed for a career in the sport, fitness and leisure industry. It’s also a great pathway to university-level courses.

Sport: Sport Development and Coaching (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

You’ll get equipped with the skills and technical knowledge needed for a career in the sport, fitness and leisure industry. It’s also a great pathway to university level courses.

Sport (Level 3 Extended Certificate)

You’ll get equipped with the skills and technical knowledge needed for a career in the sport, fitness and leisure industry.

Sport: Football Academy (Level 3 Foundation Diploma)

If you are an elite-level footballer and are committed to a career in the football and sport industry or would like to join our Men’s Football Academy, this course could be perfect.

Sport: Performance and Excellence - Football (Level 3 Diploma)

If you are an elite-level footballer and are committed to finding employment in the football and sport industry or would like to join our men’s football academy.

Sport: Football Academy (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

If you are an elite-level footballer and are committed to a career in the football and sport industry or would like to join our Men’s Football Academy, this course could be perfect.

Sport: Football Academy (Level 3 Extended Certificate)

If you are an elite-level footballer and are committed to a career in the football and sport industry or would like to join our Men’s Football Academy, this course could be perfect.

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