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Professional sports are very competitive and only a few reach the pinnacle of their profession but there are also millions of others who lead successful careers in sports and fitness. From coaches and trainers to physiotherapists and leisure managers. Having a career in a subject you are passionate about is a fantastic goal to aim for, whether as an elite athlete or part of the wider industry.



Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.

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Mark Ferguson-Smith

Team Lead - Sport

Mark is a Cornwall College alumni, studying sport along with other subjects at A-level, he was also captain of the football academy and vice-captain of the Cornwall schools under 18s football team. Before joining Cornwall College Mark taught PE in secondary schools, gained FA level 1 and youth award coaching status and he is on the selection panel for the Cornwall youth football team. He also plays golf to a handicap of 9.

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Meet Our Alumni

Ben Spaul

pe teacher and coach at Tottenham Hotspur

The sports department in particular were brilliant, they are some of the best people and teachers I have ever met and helped me massively to get where I am now.

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FdSc Surf Science & Technology

Intermediate Sports Coaching & Activity Leadership

Personal Training YMCA Diploma

FdSc Sport, Health & Fitness

Sport Extended Certificate / Foundation Diploma

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