If you love sport, you no longer have to confine it to a hobby; with the right training, the career prospects are excellent. Courses cover all aspects of sports science, coaching development and fitness and industry specific instructing, coaching, teaching and conditioning qualifications.
BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science Armagh Campus
Graeme Currie who is studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science at the Armagh Campus represents Ulster on the under 18’s Rugby squad and is training with the Ireland U18 Rugby squad. Graeme is also on the Northern Ireland U17 and U19 Volleyball squad.
I hope to achieve good grades in my course and progress to University in Northern Ireland. I like the course because it involves many different types of sport which I have never played before and I enjoy learning new things. Everyone on the course gets on really well and the teachers are very helpful. The teachers put additional notes online which helps us when completing assignments. I would definitely recommend this course to other students.
Students will be expected to participate in an inclusive range of sports, both in the college and at other sports venues. All full-time students will also need to purchase the compulsory college sports wear for their participation in practical activities on the curriculum and Active IQ manuals for their Employability Skills.
Applicants should be aware that the college is required to vet all students commencing a course of study that involves a placement deemed to be ‘regulated’. The details provided in this check may affect your ability to find a suitable work placement, and consequently complete the programme of study.
Career destinations: These courses can lead to further study or career opportunities in areas such as: PE Teaching, Fitness Instructor, Sports Coach, Sports Development, Physiotherapy, Sports Nutrition and Leisure Management.