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Do you love sport and exercise but aren't sure how to turn it into a career? Do you want to inspire change or impact a community?


On a Sport course at Newcastle College, you will learn from world-class athletes and coaches to develop skills in coaching, fitness and personal development.

You will have the opportunity to work with local sports teams including Newcastle United Foundation and Newcastle Eagles, as well as youth development charity NE Youth.

Whether you want to develop the sports stars of the future, make a difference in your community or help people overcome adversity to reach their potential, there is sure to be an option that’s right for you.

What can I study?

Sport - Level 1

Get your head in the game with this fun, sport focused programme.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Sport - Level 2

Learn how to answer some of sport's most pressing questions with this introductory Sport and Protective Services course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Sports Fitness and Personal Training - Level 3

This Sports Fitness and Personal Training course will help you to become a qualified instructor, gaining both the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity and Register of Exercise Professionals accreditations.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Sports Coaching and Development - Level 3

From grassroots to elite performance, this Sports Coaching and Development course will give you the skills to lead a team to victory or reap the rewards of supporting a range of groups in the local community.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Sport qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
  • Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
  • Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
  • Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
  • Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
  • Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
  • Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
  • Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.

Median Salary

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Daily tasks:

  • Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
  • Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
  • Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
  • Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
  • Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.

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Daily tasks:

  • Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.
  • Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc..
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc..
  • Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.
  • Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.

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Daily tasks:

  • Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
  • Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
  • Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
  • Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
  • Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
  • Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
  • Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.

Median Salary

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Daily tasks:

  • Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
  • Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
  • Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
  • Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
  • Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
  • Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
  • Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.

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£38,061 View more
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Newcastle United Foundation Football Academy

The Newcastle United Foundation Football Academy offers talented football players aged 16-18, the opportunity to combine practical football training with academic study at Newcastle College.

If successful at trial, Academy students will train for four days a week with a UEFA qualified coaching team and play a weekly fixture representing Newcastle United Foundation in the National Football Youth League and Cup.

Details of open trials and education information events are below. To apply for a trial or enquire about the programme, contact Scott Gunn at Scott.gunn@ncl-coll.ac.uk

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