Are you passionate about sport? Make a career in the sports industry your goal.
The UK sports industry is massive. Whether we’re playing it, watching it or talking about it – sport is a big part of our everyday lives.
If your sights are set on a career in sport, our courses will give you the qualifications employers want and improve your own sporting ability in a sport of your choice, for example netball, badminton, rugby or volleyball or another of your choosing. If football is your sport, why not consider the academy.
Learning in our state-of-the-art sports performance centre with over £40,000 worth of equipment, you will study the advances in sports science and technology which make this industry so fast paced.
You’ll also train in our specialist gym which is furnished to the highest specification with TechnoGym equipment as used by England’s finest footballers at St George’s Park, home of the Football Association.
Our expert staff will give you the advantage by developing the scientific knowledge, the skills and the hands-on experience you’ll need to fuel your career. You will explore what it takes to develop elite athletes – from performance analysis and testing, to nutrition and psychology.
If you want a rewarding career doing what you love best – you’ve come to the right place!
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance
School: Weaverham High School, Northwich Next step: Degree in Exercise Science Ambition: Strength and Conditioning Coach
“I’ve played football to a high level since I was eight and currently I’m a semi professional player for Fylde Ladies Football Club.
“I did consider conventional A levels but then I found Reaseheath offered this A level equivalent course which would let me study and play football, so there was no contest! The course has a good mix of units which apply across all areas of the industry, and the sporting facilities like the gym and 4G pitch are really good.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here. The campus is relaxed and has good vibes and the lecturers are very supportive. My course has opened many doors for me, university-wise, and I feel I’ve developed as a person.”
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Why study Sport at Reaseheath?
Raise your game by gaining unique practical experience in our specialist sports performance centre.
Get the chance to test elite athletes such as local and international cyclists, triathletes and runners, as well as the England Amputee Football Association.
Perfect your skills in football, rugby, netball and basketball or try out less mainstream sports like volleyball and handball.
Be part of the action by joining our college football teams (men’s and women’s) or our rugby and netball teams – you may even compete in the North West Association of Colleges (AoC) Sports League or EFL.
You’ll complete relevant work experience thanks to our links with leading sports clubs and allied professionals.
Enhance your CV with the opportunity to study a range of additional qualifications, including the chance to study the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Award and other National Governing Body awards.
Where could your career take you?
Our sports courses are designed with your career in mind. Whether your aim is to enter the workplace or to use your course as a springboard to higher-level study, we’ll make sure you get the training you need to succeed.
Sport is a growth industry and offers plenty of career opportunities:
- Sports nutritionist
- PE teacher
- Sports coach
- Strength and conditioning coach
- Sport physiologist
- Sports psychologist
- Sports scientist
- Sports therapist
- Work in the fitness and leisure industry
- Progression to our Foundation Degrees in Sports Coaching and Fitness and Health
Crewe Alexandra Football Education Academy
If you want to turn your passion for football into a career then why not join our football academy, in association with Crewe Alexandra Soccer Centre. This unique course offers you the opportunity to play football regularly whilst studying for a Level 2 or Level 3 Sport Course. You’ll benefit from:
- 3 training sessions a week with UEFA licensed coaches and ex-professionals
- Player reviews to develop your performance
- Competitive fixtures
- Technical and tactical sessions
- Gym training
- Pre, mid and post season fitness testing
- Sports massage sessions and much, much more…
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Train with us
We’ve raised the bar with our £6 million Sports Science and Performance Academy, so you’ll have access to some of the very best facilities and resources in the country. Part of our new Technology Park, our state-of-the-art sports hub contains a 4G international rugby standard floodlit pitch and an all-weather multi-use games area (MUGA). There is also a four-court sports hall with separate changing and shower rooms along with accessible facilities.
You’ll benefit from the £40,000 worth of hi-tech equipment contained in our dedicated sports performance centre. Students and professional athletes alike are assisted to achieve their training goals by using our altitude chamber, bioelectrical impedance equipment (used to analyse body fat percentage), Cos-Med respiratory analysis, medical grade treadmill, Wattbike and Lode cycling ergometer.
Our fantastic training gym is equipped with everything you’d expect to find in a professional gym including TechnoGym equipment and an Olympic weight lifting platform.
Get ready for industry
Our dedicated team of staff are all actively involved in the industry with specialisms including sports therapy, coaching and strength and conditioning. They will help you to develop a strong set of transferable skills, so you stand out from the crowd in the jobs market.
You may also get the chance to test elite athletes in our ground-breaking sports performance centre including first team players from Crewe Alexandra FC and national athletes such as triathletes and cyclists.
You’ll get plenty of work experience with our industry partners and benefit from visits to sporting headquarters and leading venues. Many of our students also gain work experience with coaching companies at local schools – this looks great on your CV and it can lead to paid work.
Test your skills
You can improve your performance in sports like football, rugby, netball and volleyball. We also offer other sports such as trampolining, touch rugby and handball to name but a few.
You can sign-up for one of our college teams and compete in Association of College (AoC) Leagues or take your training to the next level by joining our Women’s or Men’s Football Academies.
Last year our rugby team finished in third place in the North West AoC Sports League table and they claimed runners-up position in the Regional 7’s Tournament.
Get ready for industry
Alongside your main qualification you will get the chance to work towards a range of additional awards which are great for your professional development. You can develop your coaching skills with FA level 1 coaching qualifications and work towards other National Governing Body awards.
You will build your industry knowledge and boost your career prospects with our study tours and visits.
“Our elite team players look forward to their regular weekend training sessions at Reaseheath. The standard of the facilities and equipment is first class and enables them to prepare fully for their international fixtures, whether they be an international friendly or World Cup.”
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