Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

Are you interested in a career as a sports scientist, personal trainer or PE teacher? Start your journey towards your dream career with a study programme at our specialist sports campus - the Oval Campus. With the help of your tutors’ extensive experience in a range of outdoor activities and competitive sports, you will develop the knowledge and physical skills to succeed within the fast-growing sport, leisure and fitness industries.


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These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Salaries for Sports Development Officers range from £20,000 to £35,000 per year and managers can earn up to £50,000 per year. Starting salaries for Fitness Instructors are around £13,000 per year and experienced instructors can earn around £20,000 per year. Leisure Centre Managers can earn between £17,000 and around £25,000 per year, and senior managers can earn over £35,000 per year.

Source: nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Sports players

Up to £67,000

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Sports and leisure assistants

Up to £15,000

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Leisure and sports managers

Up to £46,000

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Many students progress onto jobs and/or self employment once they have completed their full-time study programmes. Level 3 students often progress onto Higher Education to study on degree programmes.


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