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

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 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 specialize.