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.
Sports at West Lancashire College
What can I do with a career in Sports?
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Meet our students and tutors
I chose to study at West Lancashire College as it had a course that suited me and my passion perfectly, even the personal training aspects of the course have been transferable to my coaching skills.
Caroline StewartSports Lecturer
I began working at West Lancashire College in 2013 after completing my PGCE placement here. Having been involved in sports for over 25 years, my passion for the subject continues to grow with my focus now on physiology, personal training and sports therapy. Working with young adults who share my passion is what I enjoy the most about working here. Seeing our students achieve and progress makes it all worth while!
Robert BoardmanSports Lecturer
Having worked through my PGCE in further education this academic year, I have recently gained my first job as a teacher in Sports at West Lancashire College. Being a teacher has always been my biggest passion and career goal ever since I can remember. My favourite part of teaching is working alongside students to achieve their own personal goals and seeing that ‘light bulb’ moment when they have worked so hard on a topic they struggle with. I am very excited to my first full year in teaching and inspiring the younger generation to pursue their career goals.
I chose to study the Sports, Fitness and Personal Training course as I love Sports and have a strong passion of practicing outside of college. My favourite aspect has been the practical element in the gym that college has provided students with.
I have wanted to pursue my passion of becoming a Sports Therapist and the Level 3 course has supported me with that. I’ve enjoyed meeting fellow Sports students and the experience that WLC has given me.
My passion for Sports was the reason why I chose to study at WLC. My favourite aspect in college is delivering Sports sessions to the Inclusive Learners as part of my continuous personal development. I also like learning about different training methods for different types of Sports.
Going to Pete’s gym in Skelmersdale, conducting work experience at Gym Works and the practical side of the course have been the most enjoyable elements for me. I chose the Sports, Fitness and Personal Training Level 3 course as I have a great interest in Sports.
Choosing the Sports Level 3 course was easy for me as I aspire to have a career in Personal Training to involve more females in the fitness industry and to highlight that having muscles is normal. My fellow students on my course are great and I love learning about the course. The teachers are very helpful.
I was always passionate about Sport and I have enjoyed training other people and seeing them progress. Meeting new people and the teachers, as they have improved my confidence and overall skillset.
Choosing to study Sports at WLC was an easy choice for me as I enjoy participating in Sports. The tutors are great, the studying environment is calm and the lesson content is really interesting.
Wendy BennettAssistant Principal
I am an Assistant Principal for the 16-18 provision at WLC, overseeing Health, Education and Digital, Creative and Service Industries, Construction and Advanced Engineering. I have extensive experience as a leader and college manager and have been working in education for 21 years. My background is health, education and care. I'm the college strategic lead for T Levels and curriculum development and I'm passionate about the development of new Study Programmes that enhances progression to higher education or employment for young people. As a leader and manager, I support both colleagues, across all departments and learners, creating opportunities that support the development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to become successful members of our community and our wider society by being prepared to make positive personal and professional contributions.
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