The department runs an extensive coaching programme enabling students to gain extra coaching qualifications in many sports including football, basketball, hockey, dodgeball and tchouckball.
You will also benefit from inspiring talks, workshops and masterclasses from guest speakers.
We have our own sports academies which specialise in basketball, crickets, esports, football, netball, refereeing and rugby, plus an individual athlete academy.
We have a purpose made gym, sports hall, 3G sports pitch and a state-of-the-art Esports Arena. As well as providing well-equipped classrooms with industry-standard equipment.
You can study Sport in Barnsley up to Level 6 by progressing to a degree at Barnsley College Higher Education which means that there is something on offer for those who are just starting their career as well as those who are looking to specialise.
of Sport students went on to work or further study after completing their course at Barnsley College.
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.
Sport: Coaching, Physical Education and Sports Development Foundation Degree
“I enjoy the contact time you have with tutors. At a previous university institution it was hard to get time to see your tutors to go through work and lesson activities, whereas here, I am able to ask my tutors questions during the lesson which pushes my understanding further and allows me to get the best grades possible. The support and environment is a lot better than other larger institutions meaning you can achieve the grades you want with the support of your tutors.”
Sports: Community Sport and Health Officer Level 3 Apprenticeship
“I like the flexibility that is available through this apprenticeship. My trainer is brilliant and always there to support me. The College has everything you need to be able to succeed and achieve a high quality education.”
Sports: Esports, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Level 3 Full-time
“I enjoy the fact that my course is filled with like-minded people. I’m always surrounded with people who hold similar interests and I genuinely enjoy the sense of community my class gives as a platform to communicate.”
Sport Level 3 Full-time
“I chose Barnsley College because I have family members that have previously attended and expressed to me how good it was and how much they enjoyed the environment. Also, I enjoy playing football at College as it’s a good standard and tests me, and the coaching helps me to improve and develop my game.”
Kirk Balk Academy
Physical Education and Health BA (Hons.) Top-Up
“The study environment is settling and comforting. Tutors make you feel valued, support is provided and it is an all-round open environment with debates and discussion encouraged. During my time at College the tutors were invested in my success and progression. My initial target at the start of studying was a 2:2, but after the first year my tutors encouraged me to aim higher for a 2:1. However, I finished with a first, something I never dreamed I was capable of. ”