• Sports students get careers advice

Forty sports diploma students have been considering where a degree might take them following a Higher Education careers presentation.

Reaseheath College offers unbiased careers advice to all its students and this was one of many information sessions aimed at highlighting the range of opportunities on offer to those considering continuing their education.

Around 70% of our Level 3 sport students progress on to a sport related degree, including sport science, sports therapy and sports coaching. Many of this year’s students, who are typically aged 16 to 18, are thinking of going to university and the advice session outlined the type of degrees available including the new Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching to be launched through University Centre Reaseheath next year.

The students were shown how to write their CV and personal statement, taken through interview techniques and reminded how to make decisions and respond to their UCAS applications by Rob Icke, HE welfare Officer for Careers Advice and Guidance. Rob also runs Reaseheath4You, a college service which supports students in all aspects of careers and employability including graduate jobs and work experience.

He emphasised: “A degree is worth having. It really counts because it’s recognised by employers and will put you ahead when you apply for jobs.”

HE Sports Performance Course Manager and Lecturer Stuart Fisher, who organised the session, was also on hand with suggestions for future career paths.

He said: “Opportunities within sport are growing year on year and there has never been a better time than now to pursue a career in the industry.  For instance, there are a range of jobs in the health and community sectors such as lifestyle advisors, sports teachers or as sports coaches.  There are also opportunities within the ever-growing field of elite sport, as sports scientists.

“You all have very exciting careers ahead of you and there’s no doubt that gaining a degree will put you in a strong position.”

Click here to find out about the colleges careers service.

Or if you’d like to find out more about our new Sports Coaching degree click here or register for our Sports Open Day on Saturday 2nd December where we’ll be running a range of practical sport coaching sessions.