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At Bridgwater & Taunton College we are recognised nationally as one of the highest performing Sport departments in the country, due to our track-record of outstanding results and providing the largest range of courses designed and delivered by experts in the Sports field.  We are the only college in Somerset to receive the Association of Colleges Beacon Award for Sport demonstrating we are leaders in the field of Sports.

Whether your aim is to be a professional athlete or to work within the sports industry, we will have a course that suits your need.  With the largest field of programmes from Level 1 right up to degree-level, we will be able to support your ambitions of pursuing a career in the sports industry.  Also, if you decide to study at University Centre Somerset we can prioritise your application, giving you access to fastest growing Higher Education Sport programme in the South-West of England.

Our study programmes are designed alongside Sport Employers, National Governing Bodies and Professional Sports Clubs, providing our students with access to partnerships, networking and additional qualifications that help to add value to all our sport programmes.  The destinations of our students show that they are some of the most employable young people in the South-West of England, allowing them to embark on a lucrative and exciting careers in sport.

All of our study programmes have UK based or international residentials, giving students an opportunity to widen their horizon and challenge themselves in exciting and new environments.  This also ensures that our students stand out from the crowd when applying to university or employment.

All sports students receive free membership to the state-of-the-art gym as well as benefitting from other excellent facilities such as Cannington Golf Centre, Studio Cycling Room, Strength and Conditioning Gym, Sport Science Laboratory, Performance Analysis Room, an artificial turf pitch and sports hall and an Outdoor Activity Centre.

AoC Beacon Awards Winner 2015

If you have outstanding sporting talent, you can apply for a place in our Team BC Performance programme — combine your course with fitness assessments, personal coaching, competitions, sports science support, including training and conditioning.

Sports Scholarship

In order to continue to attract the most gifted and talented sportsmen and women to Bridgwater & Taunton College, we have recently introduced the Bridgwater & Taunton College Sports Scholarship Programme. The scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated their ability to perform at a high level within sport. Scholarships are awarded on a case by case basis with each application reviewed by an independent internal panel.

Scholarships are not limited to our seven Team BTC Performance programmes and we welcome applications from a range of athletes with proven talent or potential. The scholarships are valued up to a maximum of £1,000 and are used to subsidise Team BTC Performance fees, courses fees, transport costs and additional fees related to playing or training. Scholarships are only available to students of Bridgwater & Taunton College who are under 19 on August 31 on their year of enrolment.

Scholarship Application Form

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What our students say

Sport, Coaching & Fitness Student Dan Rossiter

Dan Rossiter

Since leaving College I have set up and am managing a brand new gym where I am also personal training many clients. The staff at College helped me throughout my course, giving me all the support that I required to complete my work to the best of my ability. In addition to this they were very supportive and gave up their own time to go through my work. All of this has helped me onto my next steps and without their support I wouldn’t have the grades or knowledge I have today.”

Former pupil of Chilton Trinity Technology College has completed his course and now runs his own Gym.

Sport, Coaching & Fitness Student Charlie Attwood

Charlie Attwood

As a British swimmer, I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to compete for the College at the National Championships. My favourite part of College has to be the practical learning aspect of my course and being able to put classroom learnt skills to the test in a professional environment.”

Former pupil of Chilton Trinity Technology College in Bridgwater, Charlie hopes to work part-time in the fitness industry whilst focussing on his swimming career with Team GB where he recently won a bronze medal at the European Games in Baku.