The sport industry in the UK is growing fast and provides a diverse range of careers in the exciting world of sport, fitness and coaching.

Whatever your interests and career aspirations, we have the right course for you. You could even develop your basketball skills and game understanding alongside your study programme!

There are endless possibilities, not simply for elite athletes – and the coaches they depend on! The community needs personal trainers and coaches too, whilst continuing your studies at university could lead you into sports development, nutrition, psychology, physiotherapy or teaching. You might also consider a role in marketing, journalism or social media.

We work closely with sports providers in our local areas. Our network of employer partnerships means, whichever course you choose, you will get practical experience in the sports, coaching and fitness sectors throughout your time at college. In addition, there will be employer visits and talks, trips, and valuable work experience that will allow you to put your skills into practice.

Every student benefits from highly trained staff, including a Coach Mentor, and we have an onsite gym that is filled with the latest sports and training equipment to help you keep fit and advance your studies.

There are two options to choose from:

  • Sport
  • Coaching

Sport options

Our coaching option is the first step for you to becoming a professional coach! You'll exert yourself in the field of sports, teaching and the theories that underpin these, and you'll put it all into practice with relevant work experience.

Alternatively, our sport option will combine the study of anatomy, physiology and psychology with biometrics, exercise, health and lifestyle. In addition, you will develop skills in fitness testing and training, sport and exercise massage, sports injuries and coaching.

If a career in fitness is for you, you could make an impact on the lives of people of all ages and walks of life. You will learn how to be an approachable and effective motivator; encouraging people to reach their fitness goals, creating personalised exercise programmes, giving advice on healthy living, and carrying out fitness assessments.

Industry partnerships

Basketball Academy

If you're a keen basketball player and 16–19 years old, you could benefit from Playmaker's elite training methods and our modern facilities! The College is proud to be entering a 4th year working with Playmaker Basketball Academy to deliver the Bracknell and Wokingham College Basketball Academy.

The academy is designed for Under 19 competitive players who aspire to play basketball at a professional or semi-professional level or build a career in the sports sector. Applicants can study any of our full-time programmes alongside the academy, although most choose one of our sport options.

A member of Bracknell and Wokingham's basketball team has just been selected for Basketball England’s Under 18 squad. Myers Amoo-Gottfried, aged 18, is currently studying A Levels in History, Politics and Psychology. Alongside his studies, Myers has been training and playing for the college’s basketball team.

Josh, Reading FC As an employed member of staff I have been given the opportunity to attend training courses at the Premier League offices which has been really special.
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