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Colleges of Further Education

Middlesbrough College

College Sport Maker; James Hartley,

Middlesbrough College launched MC Sport in 2012, and since then it has expanded, now offering 9 superb sporting academies designed for 16-19 year olds. Each offers specialist coaching to develop sporting excellence, nurture natural talent and aid personal development.

You must be enrolled on a full-time course at Middlesbrough College to be eligible to apply for a place and successful applicants must prepare themselves for a total of 9 hours coaching, training and fixtures per week.

Belonging to a Sports Academy will improve your chances of progressing to and being accepted by an elite sports institution either here in the UK or in the USA. Successful completion of your studies combined with achieving 100% attendance at all training sessions and match fixtures relating to your chosen Sports Academy, will improve your skill, talent and academic level.

Sport Academies;

Want To Know More?

If you want to know more about MC SPORT Academies please use the Quick Links on the right hand side to navigate through each Sport Academy or you can contact the Sport Academy Director or Coach direct.

For general enquiries and information on courses with the Sport's Department call Course Information on 01642 333700

Hartlepool College of Further Education

Head of Student Recruitment; Shaun Hope 01429 404199

Please see below an information leaflet on the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Exercise at Hartlepool College. The hugely successful course is a great way for someone currently working in the industry to work towards a degree on a part time basis. Delivered on a Thursday 1pm-9pm throughout the academic year this is accessible for those that have work commitments.

Hartlepool FE College Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Exercise Leaflet


Hartlepool Sixth Form College

College Sport Maker; Ian Hewitt,

The College offers a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching & Exercise; the key points are as follows;

  1. Former students graduating from this course have secured jobs in teaching, sports development, coaching and fitness instructing

  2. This is a part time course (delivered on Thursdays from 1 – 9pm) that offers those working within sport and exercise the opportunity to develop their academic and vocational skills to degree level.

  3. Students can ‘top up’ to the full degree at Teesside University on completion of their two year Foundation Degree (achieving a full degree in 3 years part time)

  4. Students have the opportunity to collect other industry recognised coaching qualifications whilst studying

  5. The course is made up of a diverse range of Sport & Exercise disciplines suiting progression in to a variety of sector areas

  6. Work based placements allow students to apply academic knowledge and skills in a practical setting

  7. Student finance is available for all students with bursaries available dependent upon current income

For more information on the course or to register your interest please do not hesitate to contact Shaun Hope on 01429 404199 or email

Stockton Riverside College & Bede College 

How would you like to turn your passion for sport into a future career? Our Sport and Leisure courses will help you discover the exciting opportunities available in this dynamic industry. From teaching to coaching, refereeing to sports therapy, we’ll give you the skills to get your career off the starting blocks.

What will you do?

Learning through sports participation, lectures, presentations, tutorials, individual and group work, you’ll improve your physical fitness, sports knowledge and understanding of how the body works. You’ll take part in lots of indoor and outdoor sporting activities, coaching, fitness training and some courses include residential trips.

Sports Academies

Want to take the next step? Want to compete with the best in the area? Our Sports Academies could be for you. Find out more by visiting our Sports Academies webpage

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Prior Pursglove College and Redcar & Cleveland College

College Sport Maker; Amanda Smith

Prior Pursglove College; The Extended Diploma is a non-exam based course studied over two years and, upon successful completion, is equivalent to three A levels. The course consists of 19 units which cover a variety of topics including anatomy and physiology, practical sport, sports massage and sports injuries. This is a vocational course which is assessed by the completion of numerous assignments/tasks over the two years.

This is an ideal course if you enjoy coursework, are very organised and are looking to enter a sports-based career. The Certificate course is similar to the Extended Diploma but it is the equivalent of one AS level and could be taken as an alternative to AS PE. At the end of the first year you have the option to convert the Certificate into a Subsidiary Diploma through a further year of study.

Redcar & Cleveland College offer a range of courses from Level 2 to Foundation Degree level that cover the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work in the Sport industry.

Apprenticeships are delivered in this area and have been developed to appeal to employers wishing to engage their workforce in formal training.

Our Business Training Solutions courses offer local organisations the opportunity to train their staff in areas such as Personal Training and Instructing Circuit Training.

Their Sports Coaching and Exercise Foundation Degree is offered in partnership with the University of Teesside.

Sport and Exercise students will have full use of our fitness suite, full sized sports hall and outdoor sports pitches, new changing facilities and the latest fitness testing technology. Students will also be offered the opportunity to take part in variety of sporting activities (over lunch, or after college) with a view to improving their fitness level, muscle tone and exercise technique.

Activities include body toning, circuit training and 5-a-side football. Students who demonstrate a keen interest in football may wish to join the college football team.


Queen Elizabeth's Sixth Form College

College Sport Maker; Ian Hewitt,

Performance Sport is a new and exciting opportunity for students who want to improve their performance level and fitness whilst at QE. Students do not have to be elite athletes or study PE or Sport & Leisure to be involved in this scheme. They will work through their own personal fitness programme. Some sessions will be classroom-based to help students better understand how to develop and maintain their own fitness and well-being. Other parts of the course will be more practically orientated. The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of how to improve their own speed, flexibility, strength and endurance. All sessions will be led by suitable qualified staff.

Please see the Performance Sport @ QE leaflet for more information.

Click here to Meet the Coaches.

Take a look at the QE Sport videos below:

Sport Review 2014-15
Sport Awards 2014-15
AoC National Finals 2015