Sport, Academies & Public Services

If you want to work in the sports industry, pursue a career working outdoors, or serve your community through a rewarding career in the Public Services, Calderdale College has a course to make your dream a reality.

Are these courses for you?

Activate Your Future!

Our Sport and Outdoor Education courses are particularly suited to those who are fit and energetic, with a love of being active and a desire to extend learning beyond the confines of a classroom.


  • If you’re a budding athlete, with a passion for the fitness industry, PE teaching, sports coaching or Sports Science pathways, our wide-ranging Sports courses put you on track for career success.
  • Our state-of-the-art Inspire Sport & Fitness Centre provides a vibrant hub for students’ learning. The full-size multi-sports hall includes a rock-climbing wall, sprung-floor dance studio, 3G pitch and fitness suite.
  • And you will benefit from Calderdale College’s long-standing partnerships with local sporting institutions, including Halifax RLFC, FC Halifax Town and Pro-Coach Yorkshire Cricket, who provide expert coaching and facilities for our students.

Outdoor Education

  • Brand new to Calderdale College for this academic year, our guaranteed-fun Outdoor Education courses are built for those with a passion for the outdoors and leading or instructing expeditions and adventurous activities.
  • The benefits of being outdoors to enhance your learning and well-being are scientifically proven. Whether you are targeting a future career as a teacher, a professional adventurer, a mountain rescuer or even a career in the military services, climb the career ladder with a qualification in Outdoor Education.

Serve Your Community

Public Services

  • Pursue a rewarding path into the fire service, police force, prison or the armed services with a Public Services qualification from Calderdale College.
  • By choosing to study Public Services at Calderdale College, you are one giant step further to making a real difference in people’s lives and having a hugely positive impact on your community.
  • If you have a keen community spirit, a strong desire to protect the public, and would consider it an honour to wear an official public services uniform, these courses enable you to join those ranks.

Why study Sport, Academies & Public Services at Calderdale College

  • Your vastly experienced team of tutors live and breathe their industry, having trained and worked in it for decades combined. They will pass on their fine-tuned skills, knowledge and industry contacts to fast-track your learning
  • Fantastic on-site facilities for learning, sports and socialising