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Damian Harris, Head of Study for Sport and Uniformed Services

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Our curriculum not only offers learners the chance to study the BTEC Sport Diplomas which include a range of key areas vital to the sector but also the opportunity to strengthen progression by undertaking the nationally-recognised Level 3 Sports Leaders UK Award which develops employability skills and carries additional UCAS points.

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The sports industry contributes a whopping £23.8 billion annually to the UK economy. In a sector that is constantly growing, as performances and technology improve, its contribution is projected to only increase. Meanwhile, the UK health and fitness industry is stronger than it has ever been; with more gyms, more members, a greater market value than ever before and the highest demand for fitness instructors we’ve ever seen.

Are you already involved in exercise, health and sport through participation, officiating or coaching? Do you get a buzz from helping others become more active and live a healthier lifestyle? Gain specialist training in a wide range of sports principles and techniques to lead you into a career in coaching, physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, sports science including research and development, teaching, sports journalism, marketing or fitness instructing. Study at a professional training environment at our Woodley campus, which boasts fantastic new sporting facilities following a £9m investment on the 23 acre site. The campus offers state of the art fitness, football and tennis facilities, as well as bespoke classrooms and computer rooms available only to Stockport College students. Achieve a new personal best by studying Sport at our Woodley Campus at Stockport College and have unlimited access to Life Leisure gym facilities and a number of activities run on the campus.

Manchester Cycling Academy

The Manchester Cycling Academy partnership with Trafford College gives post 16-year-olds and mature entrants the chance to study one of the few Sport Cycling and Performance Development BTECs in the UK. Read more about it on our main website.

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