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At our Centre of Excellence for Sport you will equip yourself with the range of skills, abilities and knowledge that you will need for a job in this exciting sector. You’ll combine exercise with learning about nutrition, sport science and psychology, channelling your passion for keeping fit and healthy living into an exciting sport-related career.

What’s more you will benefit from state-of-the-art exercise physiology facilities, a fully equipped gym, custom-built football centre, pulsometres and microspirometres, and specialist scientific tools like cortex metalyzer gas analysis, blood lactate, cholesterol and glucose measurements.

Depending on your level of study you will also complete up to 2 weeks' work experience with one or more than one employer; this can either be completed in separate days throughout your course or in a single block.  You’ll also receive dedicated ‘employability’ sessions that will equip you with the skills that you’ll need to thrive in the workplace. 

When you complete your journey in our Centre of Excellence for Sport you will have all the skills you need to be ‘work ready’ and the qualifications you need to take the next steps towards an amazing career. 

Available Courses

While studying at our Centre of Excellence you can obtain qualifications ranging from Entry Level and Level 3 certificates through to Extended Diplomas. If you haven’t already obtained a Grade 4 GCSE in English or maths you’ll also study to achieve this level of qualification, which is a mandatory requirement of your course and essential for many careers. 

In our Centre of Excellence for Sport you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gain work experience with industry leaders.

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Studying in our Centre of Excellence for Sport, you learn the skills that will set you up for a sporty career. These range from PE teacher, with an average annual salary of £35,000, to an exercise physiologist with an average annual salary of £34,700.


Explore our gallery. From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College.  

I did some work experience at Stanley Grove Primary Academy and some coaching for a local football club. I have since secured myself a job as a Football Coach for Kingsway Athletics FC.
Rizwan Ul-Haq

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Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you. Download the subject area guide. 

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