Choose Activate Learning and we will help you develop the skills, knowledge, resilience and confidence to succeed in your chosen career pathway.
Ready to kickstart or advance your career? Expand your learning horizons at our welcoming campuses - with dedicated learning spaces, industry standard facilities and experienced teachers to support you all the way.
Join us on a learning journey that will transform your career - and your future.
Discover how far you can go with our support.
Activate Learning is based at City of Oxford College.
Passionate about sports and supporting others? Our coaching and fitness instructor programmes will help you progress in this lively industry.
Whether it is supporting elite athletes to reach their full potential, or introducing sport to a young person for the first time – with a career in sports, you can play an important role in leading people to a healthy lifestyle.
If you have a genuine passion for sport and understand the positive impact it can have on communities – coaching could be right for you. Picture yourself mentoring and developing sportspeople of different abilities, either in your local community, nationally or internationally.
If a career in fitness is where it’s at for you, you could make an impact on the lives of people of all ages and walks of life. You will need to be approachable and an excellent motivator, encouraging people to reach their fitness goals by creating personalised fitness programmes, giving advice on healthy eating and carrying out fitness assessments of clients.
Our programmes can lead to careers in:
We offer coaching and fitness instructor qualifications from Level 1 (equivalent to GCSEs grades D-F or 3-1) to university level, at levels 5-6.
About 60 per cent of your time at college will be classroom-based. The remainder of the time will be made up of practical activities, including fitness coaching or practical sport.
Train in our gyms, including the state-of-the-art Oxford Lifestyle Centre, featuring the latest in fitness equipment. We have state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, including Wellness application, which allows customers access to their training information via their Smartphone, tablet or PC.
A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps us equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.
Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.
Financial support drop-in sessions 2019
Banbury and Bicester College Summer Open Event
Being at college has given me direction, a progression route that matched my interests."
Our teams work closely with sports providers in the local area, and run sports clubs for schoolchildren. This gives students additional skills in coaching and leadership - vital attributes for a career in sport.
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