Career options and national starting averages include:
- Outdoor Activities Instructor £12,000+
- Leisure Centre Assistant £12,500+
You could go on to be a:
- Senior Leisure Centre Manager £35,000+
- Sports Development Officer £23,000+
Source: National Careers Service
Sport & Outdoor Activities
Do you want the opportunity to prove yourself whilst gaining the transferable skills to make you highly employable in a growth industry?
Do you love sports and want to excel in your chosen area or help others perform at their highest level?
Our courses cover many aspects of the sport industry giving you the opportunity to further your knowledge, develop your practical skills and gain the experience that will prepare you for a career in an exciting and dynamic industry. Progressing through the different levels of courses will provide opportunities to take in-depth studies of specific areas of sport, from coaching to physiology and psychology to development.
Alternatively, If you want a career in the outdoor and adventure sector then our Diploma in Outdoor Adventure will give you the knowledge and skills in areas that include adventure training, mountain biking, leadership, navigation, gorge walking, rock climbing, kayaking, survival training. You also have the opportunity for additional training, such as the Mountain Leader Award, winter training in Scotland and a ski trip, etc.
There are a variety of career opportunities open to you, ranging from outdoor activity instructors, sports physiotherapists, the military, adventure training, management and leadership roles and overseas jobs such as skiing instructors and camp America.
While many of our students go straight into rewarding jobs within the industry, some choose to take their ambitions to the next level by studying subjects like Sports Science at university or our own Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education.
We also offer massage courses, including the Certificate in Swedish Massage that covers full body massage techniques and can lead to further training in sports massage.