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If you have a passion for sports, our programmes can help you get the skills you need in this dynamic industry.

Support elite athletes to reach their full potential, or introduce 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 this 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:

  • coaching and development
  • sports massage therapist
  • recreational assistant
  • nutritionist
  • sport psychologist
  • professional or semi-professional sports person


  • Sports and exercise science - Develop your knowledge across a number of areas, including physiology for fitness, anatomy, psychology, fitness testing, health and lifestyle and nutrition. 


We offer sports 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.

Career pathways

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.

Read more about career pathways

Industry partnerships

We work in partnership with Reading Rockets and Community Trust. These partnerships mean that as a student, you'll get to use the facilities at the club's stadiums and even have the opportunity to play football or basketball there!