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. At the same time you’ll be helped to improve your sporting ability in football, netball, badminton, rugby or volleyball, or another sport of your choosing.
Whether you want to specialise in Sport Science and take advantage of our state- of-the-art sports performance centre with over £40,000 worth of high specification equipment, or you want to focus on Sport Coaching, where you can use our high tech sport analysis equipment to look at techniques, tactics and strategies, you’ll study the advances in sport and technology which make this industry so fast paced.
Thanks to the support of our experienced staff and industry specialists you’ll develop scientific knowledge, coaching skills and hands-on experience – a specially devised package aimed at giving you an advantage in the jobs market. You will explore what it takes to develop elite athletes – through performance analysis and testing, nutrition and psychology – and enhance your own personal development through teaching and advising others under guidance.
If you want a rewarding career doing what you love best – you’ve come to the right place!
- Level 1 Vocational Studies (Sport, Adventure Sports and Public Services)
- Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport
- Level 3 in Sports Coaching and Development
- Level 3 in Sport and Exercise Science
We also offer access to the Crewe Alexandra Football Education Academy in conjunction with our Level 2 and Level 3 Sports programmes.
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 3G 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?
Benefit from our industry focused courses and become career ready by completing relevant work experience, using our links with leading sports clubs and allied professionals.
Potentially get the chance to test elite athletes such as local cyclists, triathletes and runners, as well as the England Amputee Football Association.
Learn how to use our high tech sports analysis equipment and software to tailor coaching sessions and improve athletic performance.
Be part of the action by joining one of our Academies, either Football (in partnership with Crewe Alexandra FC) or General Sport, and perfect your skills in hockey, rugby, netball or basketball or you could try out volleyball and handball.
Raise your game by gaining unique practical experience in our specialist sports performance centre.
Enhance your CV by studying for additional qualifications such as an FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Award or 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 sector immediately 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 BSc (Hons) in Football Coaching at University Centre Reaseheath for extra training and experience
Become career ready
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.
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 set-up offers you the opportunity to play football regularly alongside your Level 2 or Level 3 Sport course studies. You’ll benefit from:
- Three training sessions a week with UEFA licensed and experienced 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 more…
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 3G 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.
We’re industry focused
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.
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.
You can sign up for one of our college teams such as Men’s Rugby, Women’s Rugby, Netball, Mixed Hockey, Cross- Country or Basketball 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.
Gain the advantage
Alongside your main qualification you will get the chance to work towards 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*.
*All National Governing Body courses are at an additional cost and subject to numbers.
“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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