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Sport

STRENGTHEN YOUR SKILLS FOR AN ACTIVE AND EXCITING CAREER IN SPORT.

Offered at

Dearne Valley College

With professional players and industry-experienced coaches, you’ll join a winning team with us.

Studying Sport at Dearne Valley College (also part of the RNN Group), you’ll be able to kick off your skills development by using our fantastic facilities including our Astroturf pitches, fitness centre with multisport cages and the nearby Manvers boathouse and lake with access to canoeing, open-water swimming, mountain biking, orienteering, windsurfing, sailing and raft building.

We offer a range of courses, so you can progress from entry level right up to degree level. You’ll gain sought- after skills including sport, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, fitness testing, leadership and much more.

Our expert tutors bring with them real-world experience and passion to their teaching, so what you learn with us is what you’ll use in the world of work. You’ll also have access to cutting edge equipment including our sports GPS system, timing gates and Hi Cam Telescopic Mast Filming System, for measuring fitness and performance.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Public Services and Sport

  • Level 2

    Sport

  • Level 3

    Sport
    Sports and Outdoor Activities

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Sport Science

  • Level 6

    BSc (Hons) in Sport Science

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 9,696 JOBS IN SPORTS IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy

FUTURE CAREERS IN SPORT

The sports sector is ideal for those who have a passion for fitness and wish to share that drive with others.

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Sports Coach

Average salary - £26,200*

Sports Coaches teach sports skills to individuals and teams of all abilities to enhance performance.

Day-to-day tasks:

Planning and delivering activity sessions, giving feedback on performance to help improve technique and supporting performers at events and competitions.**

Working environments:

Fitness centres, sports fields, schools, colleges or at universities.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Leisure Manager

Average salary - £31,700*

Leisure Managers organise and coordinate activities and resources required and look after the running of sport and leisure venues.

Day-to-day tasks:

Arranging leisure activities, organising and promoting events, scheduling and managing staff, controlling budgets and monitoring performance targets for the venue and following health and safety regulations.**

Working environments:

Within a sport, fitness or leisure centre.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the sport sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Enthusiasm
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Teaching

What our students say

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy