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. 

  • Martin Nugent Elite Performance centre. 

  • Sports science lab and sports massage and therapy clinic. 

  • Bespoke industry-standard equipment including Batak reaction board, Watt Bikes, Technogym exercise machines, PlayerTek GPS, Dartfish video analysis, gas analysis and blood lactate analyser.


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

Marine and waterways transport operatives

Marine and waterways transport operatives supervise and carry out a variety of deck duties and operate and maintain engines, boilers and mechanical equipment on board ships, boats and other marine vessels.

Medium Salary

£ 14892

196 people employed as Marine and waterways transport operatives in the current year.

Air transport operatives

Air transport operatives refuel, load and unload aircraft, direct the movement of aircraft at airports, and positions gangways or staircases to allow passengers to board and disembark aircraft.

Medium Salary

£ 14892

224 people employed as Air transport operatives in the current year.

Rail transport operatives

Rail transport operatives assist drivers in the operation of passenger and goods trains, drive locomotive engines in coal mines, guide wagons and coaches in marshalling yards and sidings to make up trains, operate signals and points to control the movement of rail traffic, and monitor the operation of surface and underground railways.

Medium Salary

£ 28620

483 people employed as Rail transport operatives in the current year.

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