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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Sport isn’t just about improving your fitness or learning to coach – it’s about understanding the scientific principles related to performance.

We combine physical training, coaching techniques, scientific approaches and sports development in lessons which take place in our College sports hall, gym and fitness studios.

Students are taught by tutors who have sports experience at regional and national level. Their expertise benefits students on the playing field, during training, and in the classroom.


Our Sport courses prepare you for a range of different careers, such as: 

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Coach
  • PE Teacher
  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Development.

Many of our students progress on to higher education at top universities.

Molly , Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports student shares her experience of life at College and explains what is expected of a Sports student in order to prepare for work in the industry.

As a Sport student, you will have access to our modern, state-of-the-art facilities that will give you the necessary skills and fitness opportunities.

To explore our sports centre, take a look at our campus tour here.

The Kent Cricket Coaching Academy combines an outstanding teaching experience with a professional sports coaching programme. You will learn at The Spitfire Ground, St.Lawrence, in the heart of Canterbury, with access to professional sporting, fitness, training facilities and equipment. 

Click here to find out more about The Kent Cricket Coaching Academy.

Career Prospects

Example: Sports coaches, instructors and officials

 Annual pay
£6,240 - £30,160
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 22,443 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 66,916 job openings.

Role description

Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Why people love Sport

George James

George James

"I really enjoy the Sports course as we are taught a wide range of units about the subject which cover a lot of aspects. We get involved in different tournaments which are really fun, and have the chance to gain extra qualifications to boost our CV even further. The tutors are really supportive and friendly too."

Will Deed

Will Deed

"I really like how we learn such a variety of topics about sport; such as nutrition, psychology, lifestyle and practical based units. We play a big range of sports, including basketball, netball, handball and badminton. We also have a dance studio which is a really great space to practice in."

Sports students train to be Disability Sports Coaches

Sports students train to be Disability Sports Coaches

Level 3 Sport students took part in specialist training to work effectively with disabled sports people to improve the inclusive nature of coaching.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111