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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.

Applicants, these courses are suitable for students that are aged 16-18 at time of enrolment.

Click here for Assessment Centre updates for 2020 Sports applicants.

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

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.

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Fitness instructors

Annual pay

The workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 13,078 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 38,995 job openings.

Role description

Fitness instructors deliver training in a range of fitness activities, including weight training, yoga, pilates, personal training and other forms of exercise at private health and fitness centres, local authority run sports and leisure centres, other public and community establishments, and in private homes.

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What's next?

Step 1 Apply

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

Step 2 Interview

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

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

Courses at Canterbury College

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111