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Local students get HE taste

Published: November 23, 2017

Cornwall College Camborne Sport

Students from Cornish Colleges have been given a look into careers in Sport.

Students from Bodmin College, Duchy College, Cornwall College St Austell and Cornwall College Camborne were introduced to a wide range of degrees in sport in an effort to make the fantastic degrees we have in Cornwall more widely known.

Students spent the morning exploring; nutrition, sports science and strength and conditioning activities at the Cornwall College Camborne Campus.

Callum Degenhardt, 18, From Bodmin College on the Gym Instructor and BETC Sport, said “I enjoyed all the activities, especially the Wingate. It was a very practical session and it was interesting to find out my power score.”

“I am hoping to go to university and study strength and conditioning.”

Grant Russell, Head of PE at Bodmin College, said ”I brought the students down today to give them an insight of where they could go when they finish their BETC Course; to see what degree options are available to them and where they can study higher education for those that want to progress in a sporting career.”

“I think it’s been really good for them. I think the more options they have and the wider availability that they see for courses is really helpful”, he continued.

“Being able to study at degree level in Cornwall is really exciting for them and financially is really good for them as well. They get a good level degree on their doorstep. It’s definitely worthwhile coming down and we would come again to future events.”

Tom Axon, 17, BETC Extended Diploma in Sport level 3 at Cornwall College. “The event has been really useful, especially the tutors talking about their own experiences has been really helpful, as that is influencing my decision. I think I will go on to University and am planning to do Sports Coaching. “

Phillip Toy, Lecturer on BSc (Hons) Sport, Health & Exercise Science explained why he ran the day, “This is a really good event as it allows learners in Cornwall to see that there are high quality higher education options in sport, health and exercise sciences that will allow them to open up doors around the world in the sport, health and fitness industry. I think has helped learners in the county to see that there is an option closer to home.”

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