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About Sport

This high-performing area of study with thousands of job opportunities for young people will shape your future, increase your employment potential in the fitness and leisure industry and improve your overall wellbeing. The programmes are based on proven formulas and are the key to your career and educational progression.

Whether you’re interested in becoming a professional footballer or rugby player, coach, PE teacher or physiotherapist, our range of courses – from Level 1 Sport Foundation Studies to Level 3 National Extended Diploma – can provide a platform for an exciting career in sport. Sandwell College’s positive and welcoming atmosphere empowers students to thrive and achieve success. You will have access to use some of the country’s best facilities at Sandwell College, West Bromwich Albion Football Club and University of Wolverhampton Performance Hub.

At Sandwell College Institute of Sport we have a strong team of expert lecturers who go above and beyond to help our students become what they dream. They are inspirational, experienced, passionate, motivated for you to succeed and highly qualified in their personal fields. Our driven team of trainers will ensure you’re set for success.

We also have excellent links with West Bromwich Albion and Warwickshire Country Cricket Club, and an exciting new e-sports partnership with Wolves.

Here’s why you should apply for Sport now!

  • Sport specific coaching qualifications in basketball, football, cricket, rugby, athletics and many more
  • Job opportunities with JD Gyms, WBA and Edgbaston Cricket Ground
  • Successful students have gone on to gain degrees at top UK universities
  • Massively successful football, basketball, cricket and rugby education and coaching programmes
  • Relevant work experience placements to develop your industry experience
  • Experience top level coaching first-hand with trips to St George’s Park, Twickenham and Edgbaston
  • Carry out your own practical research in university sports science laboratories
  • Fantastic overseas trips to Dubai, Spain, Goa and coaching links with USA and Europe

Explore career paths

Once you have completed your Level 3 you can:


  • Progress to University
  • Progress to a Higher Degree Apprenticeship
  • Begin employment in the sport and leisure industry

£14K-£30K per year

Fitness Instructor Potential Salary

£23K-£45K per year

Sports Physiotherapist Potential Salary

£25K per year

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials Typical Salary

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

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