Is it for me?

You will be working with lots of different people of all ages so you will need to have excellent interpersonal skills. You will also need to be able to work well in a team, have good communication skills and be bursting with energy, enthusiasm and confidence!

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full time at Bede Campus and will have access to our state-of-the-art Sports Academy, bespoke industry-standard equipment, Martin Nugent Elite Performance centre on-site, sports science lab and sports massage and therapy clinic.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Sports Leaders UK, Houghton Rugby Football Club, Great North Run, South Shields Football Club, Sunderland AFC, Everyone Active, Durham FA.


of our sport students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Industry standard facilities

Sports Science Laboratory Massage and Therapy clinic

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for sport students including:

  • State-of-the-art Sports Academy. 

  • Martin Nugent Elite Performance centre. 

  • Sports science lab and sports massage and therapy clinic. 

  • Bespoke industry-standard equipment including Batak reaction board, Watt Bikes, Technogym exercise machines, PlayerTek GPS, Dartfish video analysis, gas analysis and blood lactate analyser.

Meet our staff

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Expert & friendly support

Study Teaching & Learning in Physical Education as an Apprenticeship