Canterbury College - Sport
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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.

  • 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.

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."

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.

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."

Career Prospects

Example: Leisure and sports managers

 Annual pay
£12,480 - £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 11,688 jobs. In the same period, 83% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 40,966 job openings.

Role description

Leisure and sports managers organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.

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What's next?

If you are 16 to 18-years-old and want to explore your options then apply today.

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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Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111