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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

What our students say

Sport, Coaching & Fitness Student Tom Britton

Tom Britton

My favourite moment while at College was being part of Team BC Activators as Head of Delivery. This position required me to run the sport sessions, encourage others to take up exercise, while gaining planning, organisational and coaching skills. This has complemented my area of study as I could draw on modules from my course such as health promotion, sport and society and sports coaching.”

Tom completed the Sports Science HND and has progressed to Plymouth University to study Strength and Conditioning.

Sport, Coaching & Fitness Student Matt Beck

Matt Beck

I’ve always had a passion for sport but when I left school I trained to be a plumber. Realising that this wasn’t the right career, I decided to return to College and pursue my dream of becoming a sports teacher. I have had to juggle my learning around childcare and home commitments but with the support of the tutors this has been achievable and not a problem.”

Matt Beck has completed the HND in Sport and Exercise Science after an Access to Higher Education course. He intends to progress to study a BSc (Hons) in Sport Studies and achieve his ultimate ambition of teaching sport at secondary level.