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Sports & Recreation

World-class events and the endless growth of sport, exercise and physical activity have made the industry one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK.

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Achieve your goals in Sports & Recreation

If you’re person who enjoys sport, physical activity and have an interest in the workings of the human body and developing others, then get ready to train for a career in sport. More people are choosing to pursue careers in this fast-growing business, and it’s no surprise as the industry is going from strength to strength!

Middlesbrough College boasts a 3G Astroturf pitch, strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab, where you can 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 you could join alongside your studies.

Students can participate in a range of College activities across the year to enhance their CV including primary school sports day and gymnastics tournaments, as well as the annual Race for Life event for staff and students!

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

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Why study with us?

Alongside your full-time course, we offer students the opportunity to join a Sports Academy! Academies include basketball, cricket, golf, football, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball, swimming and netball!

Academy students have the opportunity to gain a sports scholarship to support with their training

Sports staff are industry specialised and many are ex professionals in their field including former professional goalkeeper, Andy Collett

Sport and physical activity contribute £39 billion to the UK’s economy!

Full-time students can access College gym membership for just £10 for the year!

Careers in Sports & Recreation

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Employers we work with

  • Tees Valley Nature Partnership
  • Spectrum Health and Wellbeing
  • Middlesbrough Football Club
  • Marske United
  • Tu Nova Kettlebell
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