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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.

95%

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

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Tom Toulson

Sport Level 3 Full-time

“The support I have received from the College has really helped me to pursue my goals in football and education. The College arranged a talk from PASS4Soccer who provided advice on soccer scholarships in America and I secured a place. The staff have made sure I am fully prepared for playing football and studying in America once I complete my course.”

Barnsley Academy

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

The department runs an extensive coaching programme enabling students to gain extra coaching qualifications in many sports including football, basketball, hockey, dodgeball and tchouckball.

Reason 2

You will also benefit from inspiring talks, workshops and masterclasses from guest speakers.

Reason 3

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

Reason 4

You will work with skilled tutors with years of first-hand experience, you’ll learn the skills, techniques and theory used by current athletes and coaches.

Reason 5

You can study Sport in Barnsley up to Level 6 by progressing to a degree at University Campus Barnsley which means that there is something on offer for those who are just starting their career as well as those who are looking to specialize.