The Sports Department’s staff are high level performers, members of national coaching squads and sports psychology coaches for elite performers. We are an innovative, energetic team who are always developing ways of bringing your learning to life.
Sport and Active Leisure: Level 1 BTEC Diploma
This course is perfect for you if you want to develop your studies in sport and leisure and are looking to further your knowledge in fitness and exercise. Find out more about the Nescot Football Academy - read more
Sport: Level 2 First Extended Certificate
This course enables students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that enable progression within specific areas of employment such as exercise and fitness, leadership support and sports coaching. Find out more about the Nescot Football Academy - read more
Sport and Exercise Science: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
The full time Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science course at Nescot is a two year course aimed at students with an interest in the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related performance.The course contains a mixture of theoretical lessons in classrooms and science laboratories and practical sessions in the sports hall, fitness centre, college fields and local sports centres. Find out more about the Nescot Football Academy - read more
Sport, Fitness and Personal Training: Level 3 BTEC Diploma
The full time Diploma in Sport, Fitness and Personal Training course at Nescot is a two year course aimed at students with an interest in the application of personal training, coaching and health and fitness. The qualification is endorsed by CIMPSA. Students are accredited with a level 2 gym instructors qualification after year one and a level 3 personal training qualification after year two. Our course offers students the chance to learn how to apply practical knowledge to a gym environment and work within the health and fitness industry. Find out more about the Nescot Football Academy
Sport: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
The full time Extended Diploma in Sport course at Nescot is a two year course aimed at students with an interest in the application of sports coaching and health and fitness to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport related performance. Find out more about the Nescot Football Academy - read more
BSc (Hons) Osteopathy: Top Up Degree
This course is aimed at osteopaths who hold a diploma in Osteopathy and would like to achieve an honours degree level award. The curriculum has been designed to develop practitioners academic, professional and clinical skills. The course is not recognised by the General Osteopathic Council.
Our teaching team are sports industry professionals, having enjoyed successful careers in a variety of areas including sports coaching, personal training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy, osteopathy and sports centre management. That experience is used to bring learning to life!
• Fitness instructor
• Leisure attendant/duty manager
• Outdoor activities instructor
• Personal trainer
• Sports coach
• Sports player
• Sports psychologist
• Sports Science Analyst
• Sports therapist
• Strength & Conditioning Coach
• Youth worker
Our students have gone on to:
• Nescot - BSc Sports Therapy
• Nescot - BOst Osteopathy
• University of Bath
• St Mary’s University
• University of Wales
• University of Chichester
• Kingston University
• University of Exeter
• University of Bristol
• Bournemouth University
At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.
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Skills you will gain
Sports and leisure are not just hobbies but industries employing many thousands of people. Our courses will give you the skills and knowledge to combine with your passion for sports and fitness:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Self-motivation and discipline
- Designing exercise and fitness programmes
- Fitness instructing
- Psychology and mental well-being
- Resilience and emotional intelligence
- Literacy and numeracy
“Alongside studying at Nescot I also compete in judo at a high level. I’m currently the under-21 national judo champion. I knew I wanted to study Sport, and one of the reasons I chose Nescot is because the timetable gives me the flexibility to train and compete. The teachers are really knowledgeable, and really supportive of my sport. I’m looking forward to studying nutrition this year, and learning more about fuelling my body through training five times a week for a physically demanding sport.
The teachers are really experienced in the industry, so they have a lot of knowledge to share. They’re so supportive of all the students, and you can see that they’re invested in our future careers. They’ve helped me get a job as a Learning Support Assistant at Nescot, which I fit around my course. I’m really enjoying it, and it’s great preparation for training as a teacher in the future. I’m looking forward to going to university next year, and I know that my qualification at Nescot is great preparation for that.
The support from the teaching team and LSAs has been amazing, ensuring I can overcome any challenges on the course. The sports course has really helped me with my part-time job as a youth worker. We did a module on organising activity sessions, which taught me how to run sports with groups of children of various ages, some as young as 9.
My favourite unit this year is psychology, and learning how someone’s mentality can affect their physical performance. We also study anatomy, and that’s really useful for everyone who competes or trains because it helps you to improve. It was the best decision to come here, and I’d recommend it to anyone.Watch our video
Nescot Football Academy
The Nescot Football Academy, in association with Johnson Football Schools, provides aspiring football players with the opportunity to combine education with football.
Travel & Tourism
Nescot's Travel and Tourism department will give you the skills to work in one of the world’s most exciting and fastest moving industries.
Health & Social Care
Nescot’s Care and Health Team are at the forefront of a fast-moving industry. We believe in treating our students as responsible adult individuals and you will rapidly grow in both ability and maturity. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students are so well regarded that employers frequently send us their vacancies because they want someone who is ‘Nescot qualified’.