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Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science

The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science is ideal for individuals who wish to further their career in the sport, fitness and exercise industry. You will develop both your practical and theoretical knowledge of coaching and fitness as well as covering contemporary units such as coaching active lifestyles, special populations, psychology and innovative and exclusive delivery.

“I chose to study Sport at North Notts College, because it provides me with the skills required to pursue a career in professional ice hockey and personal training.”

Ellie Newton
Ellie Newton Level 3 - BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023/24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Sport

The sports sector is ideal for those who have a passion for fitness and wish to share that drive with others.

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Sports Development Officer

Average salary - £24,000**

Sports Development Officers organise projects and training to encourage people to take part in sport and have a healthier lifestyle.

Day to day tasks:

Find and train staff, coaches and volunteers for projects, promote and run projects and activities, monitor and evaluate projects, find funding, manage resources and budgets, put local and national policies into practice, attend meetings, seminars and conferences and coach or supervise sports activities.**

Working environments:

You could work in an office, at a school, on a sports field, at a fitness centre or at a college.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Fitness Instructor

Average salary - £19,500**

Fitness Instructors organise exercise programmes to improve people's health and fitness.

Day to day tasks:

Assess people’s fitness and create personal exercise plans, demonstrate activities, exercise machines and weights, help people exercise safely, lead group exercise classes, give advice
on healthy eating and lifestyle, update client records, follow health and safety guidelines and maintain equipment and market your classes to gain new clients.**

Working environments:

In the community, at a school, at a health centre or in a park.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the sport sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Enthusiasm
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Teaching

What our students say

“I chose to study Sport at North Notts College, because it provides me with the skills required to pursue a career in professional ice hockey and personal training.”

Ellie Newton
Ellie Newton Level 3 - BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

“I really enjoy coming into College, because it’s a friendly and enjoyable place to learn and I learn the skills that I need for a career in Sport.”

Christian Glister
Christian Glister Level 3 - BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

“I love sport and College provides me with the perfect place to see my friends and develop the skills I need to work within Sport.”

Lana Ballantyne Level 3 - BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science

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