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Welcome to the Sports Studies department
 

What’s it all about?

Sport is one of the most globally dominating and influential industries around today. Events such as World Cups and the Olympics unite countries, putting aside differences and bringing communities together to support one cause. It forms culture and social identity, whether you've been a Hammer or a Gunner from birth, or even if playing in your local 5-a-side tournament is part of your weekly routine. With this in mind, the sport industry in the UK is experiencing a turn of growth, due to new Government health initiatives and a rise in sports funding. More emphasis is being put on the importance of being fit and healthy than ever before, which in turn is creating more and more career opportunities for sport and fitness nuts.

Our Sports Science and Health & Fitness study programmes have been designed to inspire you to become the best athletes and coaches you can be, while experiencing the highest-quality sporting education in the area.

Is it for me?

Whether it's football you're interested in, athletics, sports therapy, or even just keeping fit in general, if you have the passion and determination to succeed, we will help you unlock your potential to be the best you can be. Whichever course of study you choose, commitment and passion are a must. Come and learn from people with a wealth of experience and knowledge, and step up to the challenge. Our programmes are an ideal opportunity to combine your interests in sport with a career, and enter the job market with vast possibilities.

What will I do?

You will have access to our fantastic facilities, in which you will develop skills in your specialism, and gain the essential know-how of how to relate them to business, and build a successful career. Ever wanted to have a go at running your own fitness session, or sports taster day? You will have the chance to organise events that could link in to any of our well established partnerships with over 30 schools, sports centres and coaching organisation.

We have a number of opportunities for you to join academies such as the Women’s Sport Academy where you can study while training and represent the College at a national level within the British Colleges of Sport (BCS).

You may be interested in sports leadership and coaching where you will have the chance to volunteer as a sports leader and work alongside our sports development team to become a coach. In 2014, our students studying this qualification went to Brazil for the Football World Cup!

What can I do next?

Some students stay on with the College after Level 3 to do a Higher Education course and work towards careers which require a degree like physiotherapy or teaching. Others may go straight into employment or an Apprenticeship, or even set up their own business as a Personal Trainer. Some of our students have gone to train professionally in other countries, or have entered into a professional sport.

National College Cup and Play-offs

We encourage our students and teams to get involved with every opportunity possible. The English School's Football Association puts on multiple competitions and tournaments  throughout the year, and The MK College Men’s Elite Football Team saw brilliant success in February at the National College Cup tournament. To find out more, check out the full match report.

MK College Launches Women’s Sport Academy

The MKC Women’s Sport Academy (WSA) provides female sports people aged 16 and over with the chance to train, represent the College and gain opportunities to help those with aspirations of careers in sport.

MK Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is dedicated to those want to enter the world of sport education, coaching and specificly teaching sport to children. If this sounds like you're kind of thing, you can expect to take part and organise a variety of events and taster sessions with children from the local community, as well as primary schools. There are vast opportunities for you to obtain different qualifications from a variety of awarding bodies to add to your CV, including swimming and gymnastics.

"My tutor Ian Greenwood showed immense support to me and other students, and also helped us get a job. The College has given me all of the resources and education I need to be able to progress to university, and with the work experience I've had I believe I'll be able to have a career as a physiotherapist."

Monet Chen-Duffy, Level 3 BTEC Sports Science

Sport, Exercise & Public Services

Full Time
Pathway to Public Services or Sports Studies - Level 1 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 4147P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £4000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Guest speakers from industry e.g. Police Force, Fire & Rescue Services, Armed Services and sports industry representatives
  • Trips and visits to key employers e.g. Fire & Rescue training centres, Army Youth Team, sports centres and gyms
  • A fantastic foundation for up-skilling and enhancing your employability
Public Services - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0004P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £4000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • A premium programme for entry to a variety of uniformed services
  • Excellent support with progression to Level 3 courses
  • Industry specialist teachers
  • Excellent range of guest speakers and visits
  • Dynamic work experience options
Public Services - Level 3 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0012P-1/2 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 19/06/2020 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £6602.00,
24+ £6602.00, Overseas £6602.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • A premium programme for entry to higher education
  • Excellent support with UCAS applications
  • A range of trips and visits
  • A programme of guest speakers and external opportunities
  • Dynamic work experience options
Sports Studies - Football - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 4945P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £4250.00, Overseas £4250.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist staff from varying professional backgrounds
  • High quality resources and facilities
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment
  • Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through guest speakers and industry related  activities
  • Further develop your skills in numeracy, literacy and IT
  • Go on work experience placements at local primary schools and learn how to coach in a lively environment
  • Undertake internship programmes, experiencing Analysis, Scouting and Coaching with professional football teams
Sports Studies - Football - Level 3 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 4191P-1/2 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 19/06/2020 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £7395.00,
24+ £7645.00, Overseas £7645.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Football specific training at an advanced level
  • Compete in AOC league and cup competitions
  • Specialised staff provide overlap between training and teaching
  • Career talks from professionals in the industry
  • Learn to coach in real live environments, such as in local primary schools
  • Trips to sports industry companies
  • Use of fantastic facilities at Tattenhoe Sports Pavilion
  • Find out about internships within analysis, scouting, and coaching with professional football clubs

 

Sports Studies - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: A067P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £1900.00,
24+ £3800.00, Overseas £3800.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Learn from teachers with industry experience and specialist knowledge
  • Get involved in a variety of additional learning opportunities
  • Find out about dynamic work experience options
  • Based in a range of different learning environments
Sports Studies - Level 3 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0013P-1/2 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 19/06/2020 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £7395.00,
24+ £7395.00, Overseas £7395.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • A premium programme for entry to higher education
  • Visits to universities
  • Excellent support with UCAS applications
  • A range of trips and visits
  • Dynamic work experience options

Available with Woman's Sport Academy

Sports Studies - MK Leadership Academy - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 4908P-1/2 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 30/07/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, Mon,Tue,Thu 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £1750.00,
24+ £3500.00, Overseas £3500.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Extend your knowledge through guest speakers and external tutors
  • Gain valuable volunteering and work experience with a number of external organisations such as the School Sports Partnership, local primary schools, the Council, National Governing Bodies, Sports Leaders UK and sports charity StreetGames
  • Receive a fully enhanced DBS check and a reference for future employment
  • Opportunity to undertake additional sports related qualifications outside of your study programme
  • Expert teaching by specialist staff
  • Great opportunities to progress into employment
  • Opportunity to take part in international sports development trip (e.g to Uganda, Brazil, Iceland)
  • Opportunities to participate in residential trips
Sports Studies - Personal Training Academy - Level 3 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 4506P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £1417.00,
24+ £1417.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Nationally recognised qualification to enable you to become a personal training practitioner
  • Sessions taught in a professional gym environment
  • Business start-up opportunity
  • Guest speakers and industry related activities
  • Range of specialist certificates to give you your unique selling point
  • Entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 3
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