Do you love sport? Are you looking for career in which you can channel your sporting passions? The sports industry offers a diverse range of career options, offering lots of scope to achieve your goal.

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You don’t have to become a top athlete or a professional player to secure a successful future in the sporting industry. It’s a diverse environment that offers a variety of interesting and exciting career paths, such as Sports Management, Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Psychology.

Or you may be interested in becoming a Health and Fitness instructor, a Coach or Personal Trainer working with professional bodies, your community or schools. It’s a competitive industry but isn’t that the nature of most sport?

At Kirklees College, we want to help you kick-start your career and our courses are carefully designed to encourage you to constantly challenge yourself, physically and mentally as we prepare you for onwards study or your first steps into the working world. 

Not only do we have exceptional on-site facilities, but we also have access to the best sporting venues in Kirklees offering you amazing opportunities to experience the wonderful world of sport, first hand.

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Why work in the Sports, Leisure & Recreation Industry?

Wide range of jobs in the Sports, Leisure & Recreation Industry

A wide range of employers in the Sports, Leisure & Recreation Industry

Considering a career in Sports, Leisure & Recreation?

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Studying Sport Level 3

The course fits with whatever sport you’re doing, so for me around my athletics training and competitions. The support from this college has been really great.


Studying Sport

I have progressed on my course and it’s thanks to the fantastic tutors who, no matter how busy they are, will give you their time and help you. The facilities at college are fantastic and I have made some amazing friends, who are more like brothers to me. The college has changed my life and made my dreams come true.


Studying Sport Level 3

I chose to study sport as it is something I am passionate about and has always been a big part of my life. I wanted to find out new things about sport, not just getting involved in physical activity. I enjoy planning training sessions on the course and I’m planning a squash coaching session. 


Studied Sport Extended Diploma

I studied an Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Performance at Kirklees College attaining a grade D*D*D*. Since then I have completed a BSc in Sport, Physical Activity and Health at Manchester Metropolitan University and I am now currently studying an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at Salford University. I combine my studies with part-time as a personal trainer.

Have you heard about our Sports Academy?

We are proud to offer an elite performance Sports Academy that gives students the chance to study at college whilst training in a chosen sport.

If you are aged between 16-19 years old and you’re serious about sport, the academy is for you.