Sports, Fitness & Health

Why choose a career in Sport?

If you have a passion and enthusiasm for fitness and health, enjoy an active lifestyle and competition, then our Sport courses may just be right for you.
Opportunities in this area are varied and we can help you to step into a sports career or training for a specific profession. Whichever route you choose, our range of courses is sure to have one that will suit you.

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More about Sport, Fitness and Health at CCSW​

We offer a variety of programmes, with specialist coaching and tuition and excellent facilities. Our staff are highly experienced and have worked at high levels of competition. Our programmes offer a mix of theory and practical sessions which include an understanding of anatomy and physiology, participating in a variety of sports to increase your skills and personal effectiveness and exercise and fitness, which will prepare you well for work in the industry.

You will have access to excellent sports facilities throughout your course to enable you to develop your skills and levels of fitness and to take part in competitions. We provide everything you need from a sports arena with basketball, volleyball, badminton and korfball courts, ATP-approved tennis courts, well-equipped gyms and fitness studios, as well as an outdoor multi-use games area and a climbing wall at the Crewe Campus. 

A good level of playing experience in your chosen sport be it from playing for your school or a club, county etc.

A willingness to learn and develop in your chosen sport.

Between 16 -19 years old.

You will have the opportunity to compete in competitions throughout the season. These include county, regional and national competitions such …………………………………… and tournaments as well as other nationwide cup competitions.

Football (Ellesmere Port)
Basketball (Crewe and Ellesmere Port)
Netball (Ellesmere Port)
Athletics (Ellesmere Port)
Boxing (Ellesmere Port)

Students can progress into roles across the industry such as Fitness Instructor, Sports Development Officer, Leisure Centre Manager, Lifeguard, Sports Coach, Sports Nutritionist, Sports Psychologist, Sports Scientist or Sports Therapist. Recent Football Academy and golf students have progressed on to scholarships at universities in the USA.

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Matthew Harney
Sport BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3
Hawarden High School

“I’ve always been interested in sport and looked to continue studying related subjects at sixth form. I found that sixth form wasn’t suited to me in terms of the focus being towards exam performance rather than other methods of assessment so I looked at doing the Level 3 course in Sport at the College”.  “My communication and problem-solving skills have improved greatly during the course. The BTEC Level 3 course also gives you the opportunity to gain additional coaching qualifications which includes coaching in local primary schools to Level 1 in dodgeball and basketball. “I have also been part of the Football Academy and had a great couple of seasons. I have improved as a player and my social skills have improved by playing as part of a team. In the first season, the team came second in the English Colleges’ League and was runner up in the National Colleges’ Cup, which was played at Birmingham City’s football ground. This year, the team has won the English Colleges’ League and won the Cheshire County Cup Final. “After applying through UCAS I have received an unconditional offer of a place at Sheffield Hallam University to study a Sport Development Coaching Degree in September. Following this I plan to study a PGCE so I can go into teaching Sport in either a primary or secondary school.”

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