2214 Sport


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Kick start your career! If you love sport and fitness and would like to make it your future career, we will ensure you gain the practical and occupational skills required to work in the sports and recreation industry.

You will learn about the body in sport, exercise and fitness and preparing for working in the industry. You’ll participate in different forms of sport to increase your skills and personal effectiveness and to learn about working effectively in a team.

Why West Cheshire College?

The College’s Football Sports Academy will give you the chance to come to College to study any of our qualiications at Level 1, 2 or 3 and be a member of the academy. This will involve taking part in 8 hours of football training each week plus you will play in competitive matches in the AoC Sport League, representing Cheshire Schools FA and English Colleges. Following completion of your course and the academy, you could progress to semi-professional football clubs or USA scholarships/ degrees.

NEW for September 2016, the College has created an Academy for Basketball, a Swimming Academy working with Chester Swimming Club and Academies for Netball and Athletics.

West Cheshire College team success Our College Teams have enjoyed success in a number of sports including:

• The Men’s Football Team were the 2012/2013 British Colleges Sport North West Division 2 Champions

• Cheshire County Colleges (John Sleigh Cup) - Runners Up

• The Basketball Team won the BCS North West League

• The Ladies’ Football Team won the Cheshire County Mars ‘Just Play’ Tournament and inished Top 4 in the British Colleges Sport League

If you are interested in combining a full-time course with one of our sporting academies, call 01244 656555 or email: j.doggett@west-cheshire.ac.uk Connect with us on Twitter for the latest information and Academy updates: @wccfootball 

Trips and Activities

To encourage team building and to learn more about the industry, trips were organised to Manchester United Football Club, Awesome Walls and The Chill Factore. Sport students also organised a summer tennis tournament for local primary school children and all students assisted with the Asda Summer Sports Challenge Competition.

There will be opportunities for you to take part in volunteering activities in England and abroad. Recently students have visited Africa to work as volunteers at a soccer camp.


Most students progress to higher-level study at the College either from Level 1 to Level 2 or from Level 2 to Level 3, or progress into employment as Teaching Assistants, Football Coaches, Personal Trainers, Sports Instructors and Sports Development Officers.

Students completing the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport can progress on to the Foundation Degree in Fitness and Health at the College.

Did you know?

In this this area there are around 570 job vacancies for Sports Coaches available per year - they earn on average £12.43 per hour.