If PE is your favourite subject at school and you would love to turn your passion for sport into a full-time career, then our sports diploma will open up a wide range of career options you may not have even thought of. From elite athlete to coach, nutritionist to gym instructor, personal trainer to sports therapist there is something for everyone.
We offer two options for you to start your sporting career depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 3.
Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Whether an elite athlete, sports and fitness enthusiast or potential inspirational coach, we can take your sporting journey to the next level with our range of qualifications and training. We’ve got commercial gyms, sports pitches and fantastic training partnerships including Plymouth Argyle Football Club.
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You would like to become a sports coach or leader and work within the sports industry, schools or tourism industry.
Four GCSEs at grade 3, including English and mathematics, a basic level of competence in sports and a strong desire to work in the sports sector.
A wide range of topics giving you knowledge and an understanding of the sport and active leisure sector, including: fitness for sport and exercise, practical sports and performance, leading sports activities and training for personal fitness.
To be in college three to four days a week, complete work experience placements and employability workshops, gaining additional qualifications as your progress.
Working with a variety of participants within different coaching and leadership environments. There are also opportunities for sports trips within the UK.
We have a wide range of sport equipment including a 3G pitch, climbing tower, sports hall, fitness suites and more.
Our Sports Diploma Level 3 or employment in the industry.
Careers in this industry
- Sports therapist
- Elite athlete
- Fitness professional
- PE Teacher
- Sports development officer
Mark Ferguson-Smith Team Lead - Sport
Mark is a Cornwall College alumni, studying sport along with other subjects at A-level, he was also captain of the football academy and vice-captain of the Cornwall schools under 18s football team. Before joining Cornwall College Mark taught PE in secondary schools, gained FA level 1 and youth award coaching status and he is on the selection panel for the Cornwall youth football team. He also plays golf to a handicap of 9.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.