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Study from the largest range of qualifications in sport and exercise in Somerset, surrounded by superb facilities and industry experts, where students can expect a unique and outstanding learning experience that’s rated in the top 5% of FE providers for results in the UK and has been awarded Sports Leader UK Academy status.

All study programmes are work related qualifications, built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university and provide the starting point for the development of 21st century sports coaches, sports scientists, managers, teachers, fitness instructors and sports professionals - in an industry which employs more than 621,000 people in the UK alone.

Employment potential is endless and future career prospects are excellent.

Bridgwater Sport has long-standing relationships with elite clubs and organisations and we use these contacts to ensure our students get real-world experience during their study. 

All sports students receive free membership to the state-of-the-art gym as well as benefitting from other excellent facilities such as 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 College, we have recently introduced the Bridgwater 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 BC 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 BC Performance fees, courses fees, transport costs and additional fees related to playing or training. Scholarships are only available to students of Bridgwater 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 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.

Sport, Coaching & Fitness Student Ben Cleaver

Ben Cleaver

All sports staff have been extremely encouraging throughout my course. My greatest achievement during College was taking part in the first London to Paris Cycle Challenge to raise money to help beat blood cancers. I would definitely recommend taking part, as you gain personal and team achievement, alongside helping a good cause.”

Former pupil of Churchill Academy, Ben hopes to gain employment in the fitness industry on completion of his course.