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Sport is a national obsession: football, rugby, cricket, tennis. You name it, we love it! We all gather around the TV, cheering our favourite teams on, but how can you be that person working on the other side of the camera?

Within our Sport courses, you will under physiology, psychology, anatomy and chemistry with future careers available in a coach, physio, psychologist, a fitness instructor and much more! You will also be taught how the human body moves and the safe way to interact with training equipment. 

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What can I do with a career in Sports?

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.

Median Salary

£29,092 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Refers patients who require further medical or surgical attention.
  • Delivers foot health education to groups such as the elderly, children, the homeless, those with medical problems such as arthritis.
  • Advises patients on aspects of foot care to avoid recurrence of foot problems.
  • Those with advanced training may carry out minor surgery on the feet.
  • Prescribes, makes and fits pads and other orthotic appliances to correct and/or protect foot disorders.
  • Treats conditions of the skin, nails and soft tissues of feet by minor surgery, massage and heat treatment, padding and strapping or drugs.
  • Administers local anaesthetic where appropriate.
  • Provides vascular and neurological assessment for the long-term management of chronic disorders and high risk patients.
  • Examines patient.

Median Salary

£28,469 View more

Median Salary

£32,341 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Demonstrates and directs dance moves, monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how improvements can be made.
  • Participates in dance performance.
  • Attends rehearsals to develop and practice dance routines for performance.
  • Builds and maintains stamina, physical strength, agility and general health through fitness exercises and healthy eating.

Median Salary

£26,493 View more

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.

Median Salary

£9,980 View more

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

£10,492 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.
  • Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.
  • Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.
  • Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.
  • Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.
  • Assesses the fitness levels of clients.

Median Salary

£10,873 View more

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