What's it all about?

This high-energy sector is set to grow even further and there are lots of exciting career options for those with a talent for sport and fitness who can motivate and inspire others. Most job roles in this sector involve working and engaging with customers or clients and working hours will usually include some evenings and weekends.

Who is it for?

You will be working with lots of different people of all ages so you will need to have excellent interpersonal skills. You will also need to be able to work well in a team, have good communication skills and be bursting with energy, enthusiasm and confidence.

More than just a course

You could gain additional qualifications such as fitness instructor award and sports leaders qualifications. We are a Sport Leaders Academy of Excellence and TASS Dual Career Accredited. We have a reputation for sporting success and offer Elite Sports Academies in football, rugby, netball and basketball to help you develop your talent and stay at the top of your game.


pass rate in Sport.*

*Summer 2019


of our students progressed to a positive destination.*

*Destination data for HSF students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18

College of the Year

*Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for sport students including:

  • State-of-the-art Sports Academy. 

  • Bespoke industry-standard equipment.


What are the career prospects like? There will be 16,350 sport and culture jobs in 2024 (NE).

Careers could include: Sports Development Officer, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist or PE Teacher.

There are 396 Sports Players employed in our local region and they earn £36,234 a year


Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.

Medium Salary

£ 29494

1410 people employed as Physiotherapists in the current year.

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

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.

Medium Salary

£ 24065

2289 people employed as Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials in the current year.

Sports and Leisure Assistants

Sports and leisure assistants, provide and maintain facilities for sporting and recreational activities and supervise their use, maintain the continuity of entertainment and social events, offer odds and accept bets on the result of sporting and other events and control gambling activities.

Medium Salary

£ 17950

2061 people employed as Sports and Leisure Assistants in the current year.

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