If you're an active person, who enjoys participating in practical sessions, whilst gaining a qualification, then we can train you for a career in Sport. Middlesbrough College boats a 3G Astroturf pitch, a strength and conditioning suite, a physiology lab, where you an expect support from specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex-professionals in their field. We have strong links with elite teams across the region in a variety of sports, and have seven professional academies that you could join alongside your studies.

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Career Choices

Supporting over 450,000 jobs in the UK, sport has become a £20bn industry over the last five years. World-class events such as the Rugby World Cup and the endless growth of football have made the industry one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. The legacy of the London Olympics has been a major boost for the sports economy in the UK, and this popularity has meant that more people are choosing to pursue careers in this fast-growing business.

MC Progression Pathways

Former Sport and Leisure students have gone on to work in careers such as:

Coaching  |  Community Sports  | Fitness Instructing  |  Professional Sports  |  Physiotherapy | Sport Psychologist | Sport Development Officer | PE Teacher | Sport Therapist

Careers in Sports & Recreation


Tees Valley Nature Partnership

Spectrum Health and Wellbeing

Middlesbrough Football Club

Marske United

Tu Nova Kettlebell

Why study with us?

  1. Alongside your full-time course, Middlesbrough College offers the opportunity to join one of its 7 Sporting Academies
  2. Academy students have the opportunity to gain a sports scholarship to support with their training 
  3. Sports staff are industry specialised and many are ex professionals in their field including former professional goalkeeper, Andy Collett.
  4. Middlesbrough College has a 3G Astroturf pitch (which splits into three 5 a side pitches), a multi-usage games area (MUGA), a large sports hall, a strength and conditioning suite, a physiology lab and a gymnastics centre
  5. Full-time students can access free college gym membership
I’m really looking forward to the experience. I will get the chance to work with underprivileged children teaching them basic maths, English and computer skills.
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There are always opportunities available throughout the course to develop your skill set and gain experience in different areas.
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There’s also lots of different opportunities throughout the course to help build your CV, such as work experience and placements in a range of areas.
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Lewis Butler in the sports hall holding a basketball
I found everyone at the college has been really friendly, it feels like a safe place to study, and the facilities are great and high level.
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All of my tutors were really supportive and had good industry knowledge.
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