The Sport Department has exceptional new facilities at both the Dartford and Gravesend campuses, including large multi-purpose sport halls, sports fields, fitness centres and a swimming pool at the Gravesend campus.
Sport and exercise has seen steady growth in the last ten years and continues to support the educational and sporting needs of students, which attracts people at all abilities from North Kent and South London. Student enrichment is an important part of the Sports Department and allow for inter-college competition throughout the year.
Our courses include NVQ Levels 2 and 3 and BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 Diplomas. In addition, we offer students a number of National Governing Body Coaching Awards in a range of sports.
We have a partnership with Gillingham Football Club, which provides courses at the Gillingham FC training ground, Priestfields Stadium and at our Dartford campus. We offer a full Football Academy Scheme, which gives students the opportunity to continue their studies whilst receiving professional coaching and representing Gillingham FC, in the Conference Youth League. Please see our Football Academy Scheme for more information.
For those interested in Football Coaching, we have two brand new Coaching courses, which will run at Gillingham FC's home ground, Preistfields Stadium. These are the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport (Football Coaching) and the NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (Football).
We have progression options available on to our Higher Education Foundation Degree (FdSc) programmes, in Sports Science and Sports Studies. On completion of the Higher Education programmes, you are able to top-up your qualification at the University of Greenwich, to a full Degree.
What will I learn?
Sport courses remain vocational in delivery and where possible, practical performance is preferred. There is around 60% theoretical work and 40% practical.
What qualification will I gain?
A range of academic and vocational courses are available, which support university applications and employment within the sports industry. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.
What progression options will I have?
You can progress through the Levels, then either on to employment within the Sports industry. You can also progress on to university, or on to one of our Higher Education programmes; the Foundation Degree in Sports Studies or the Foundation Degree in Sports Science.
What costs are involved?
There’s a kit list available, although sport students are only required to buy one pair of shorts and a t-shirt for practical lessons. Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information. If you are enrolling on a Higher Education course, fees are applicable.
For Level 1, no formal qualifications are required, for Level 2 you will need two D Grades and for Level 3, five A to C’s including Maths and English.
Click here to view Sport courses or call 0800 074 1447.