Study sport at Newcastle College

Our sport and exercise courses are career-focused with an emphasis on practical and vocational projects. Our tutors are experts in their field, ensuring you benefit from their industry experience. Our sports courses are designed to set you up for further study or sports-related employment.

The skills you develop will enable you to progress to further study or employment. There are a wide variety of careers available within this sector, including personal training, nutritionist, gym instructing, sports therapist, sports coach or sports scientist.


As a sports student you will benefit from:

  • biomechanics laboratory with motion analysis
  • two fully equipped gyms, one purely for curriculum use
  • sports hall
  • sports injury clinic
  • fitness studio
  • IT suites.

Employer links

We have developed strong links with both regional and national partners and these offer exciting opportunities for our students. Our sports coaching learners work with organisations such as Newcastle United Foundation, Newcastle Falcons and have strong links with Sunderland AFC Foundation of Light and Newcastle Eagles.

We also work with a range of employers who provide placement opportunities to sports students. These opportunities are offered by local primary and secondary schools and local authorities as well as organisations such as VO2 Max Racing Events, Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic, Pocketfit Training, Boxercise, Bodyzone and Healthworks.

Course enrichment

  • Students can take part in a two week Sportilia trip to Italy which involves watching Serie A and B football matches, trips to the Italian FA and playing competitive football matches.
  • Students enjoy regular trips to local gyms, football, rugby and basketball stadiums to enhance learning.