Careers in Sport

Careers in Sport

Studying Sport at Barnsley College will enable you to develop skills for a range of careers such as: Performance Analyst, Fitness Instructor, Health and Wellness Advisor, Sports Coach, Personal Trainer, Leisure Centre Manager.

Have a look at our Sport pathways to see how you can progress your career in Sport with us.


of Sport students went on to work or further study after completing their course at Barnsley College.

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Mareks Pelcis

Sport Level 1 Full-time

“The aspect of my course which I enjoy the most is that the other students and tutors are friendly and my tutors explain things well. I chose Barnsley College as it is local and I knew people had said it is a good college.”

Horizon Community College

Alumni Profile

Marc Roberts

Sport Level 3

“I enjoyed the interaction with tutors. They were a big part of my decision to study at Barnsley College as they sold it to me at an open day. They were better than the teachers I had at school or university. The facilities were good when I was a student and they are now world class - I wish I was a student there now!”

Professional footballer at Barnsley FC

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

We were named Regional College of the Year by British Colleges Sport in 2013, with some of the highest achieving students in the country.


Reason 2

Our new £4m Honeywell Sports Campus includes outstanding sports facilities.


Reason 3

We have a range of Sports Academies for talented athletes who are coached by current and former professional athletes.


Reason 4

99% of our sports students said they would recommend their course to a friend

Reason 5

You can study Sport in Barnsley up to Level 5 by progressing to a Higher National Diploma (HND) at University Campus Barnsley.