Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Whether an elite athlete, sports and fitness enthusiast or potential inspirational coach, we can take your sporting journey to the next level with our range of qualifications and training. We’ve got commercial gyms, sports pitches and fantastic training partnerships including Plymouth Argyle Football Club.
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you would like to become a sports coach or leader and work within the sports industry, schools or tourism industry.
four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English and mathematics, a basic level of competence in sports and a strong desire to work in the sports sector.
from a wide range of topics giving you knowledge and an understanding of the sport and active leisure sector, including: fitness for sport and exercise, practical sports and performance, leading sports activities and training for personal fitness.
to be in college three to four days a week, complete work experience placements and employability workshops, gaining additional qualifications as your progress.
working with a variety of participants within different coaching and leadership environments. There are also opportunities for sports trips within the UK.
employment in the industry as a sports coach, gym instructor, leisure assistant, sports event organizer, PE teacher or activity leader. You may decide to progress onto further studies on our Sports Development, Coaching & Fitness BTEC Diploma Level 3.
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.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.