Sport &

From coaching and sports development to nutrition and anatomy we have the course for you

If you want to work in the sports industry, pursue a career working outdoors, or as a Sports coach or teacher, Calderdale College has a course to make your dream a reality.

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Men’s Basketball Academy
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 years Attendance: Full Time Alongside Study Programme
Men’s Football Academy
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 years Attendance: Full Time Alongside Study Programme
Men’s Rugby Academy
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 years Attendance: Full Time Alongside Study Programme
Netball Academy
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Alongside Study Programme
Women’s Football Academy
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 years Attendance: Full Time Alongside Study Programme
Sport & Active Leisure Level 1
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
Sport (Sports Coaching) Level 2
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
Gym Instructing Level 2
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 18 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
Esports Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time
Sport & Physical Activity (Sport & Exercise Science Pathway) Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+ Duration: 1 Year or 2 Years Attendance: Full Time
HND Sport and Exercise Science Level 5
Study Area: Higher Education Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
Why study Sport 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. 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.

You will benefit from Calderdale College’s long-standing partnerships with local sporting institutions, including Halifax RLFC, FC Halifax Town, Bradford Dragons and Huddersfield Town Foundation, who provide expert coaching and facilities for our students.

You’ll get the opportunity to join one of our specialist Sport Academies and train with the best, working towards a professional sporting career whilst earning a qualification.

Which level is best for you?

Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.

There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, ApprenticeshipsT Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry, just speak to a member of our advice and guidance team who will advise you.

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What will I study?

By choosing a Sport course you will study a range of units and life skills. There’s something for everyone!

Example Modules
Some example modules include

Course Pages
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.

Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email [email protected] for more info.

Our courses put you on track for a career in the most rewarding and exciting job roles.

  • Athletic Coach

    Up to £35k
  • Sports Instructor

    Up to £25k
Do you…

Love sport and physical activity, and want to pursue a career doing what you love?

Are you…

A budding athlete with a passion for the fitness industry, PE teaching or sports science?

Are you…

Ready to find a career where you won’t be sat behind a desk but spend time outdoors or in the gym?

Do you…

Have the ability to combine your passion for sport with gaining a nationally recognised qualification?

Need help with your application?

Request a call back and we'll talk you through it.

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Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café

Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.

Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.

Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.

Loyalty card
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!

G Floor

If our Digital Skills and Media students are not in DigiHub they may find themselves on our top floor. 

This is also home to our Business suite and many Apprentices will spend their college hours here with 1 to 1s or group sessions.

Home to:
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F Floor

Our University Centre is located on F Floor and is home to all Higher Education students and staff. 

Home to:

  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E Floor

This is home to our Health and Social Care Students.

Here you will find a dentistry room with working chair and tools, a pharmacy, a hospital room and nursery style classroom for Childcare students.

Home to:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D Floor

D Floor is home to our student run D Cafe.

Run by Employability and Life Skills students, the cafe provides them with skills for the future as well as providing you with a nice coffee and cake. 

Home to:

  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C Floor

Our business support, executive suite and meeting rooms are all found on C floor. This floor is restricted for student entry unless permission is granted. 

Home to:

  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B Floor

Here you will find The Full Works Salon, a hair and beauty salon run by staff and students; with affordable treatments for you and your friends.

One of our two Learning Centres is also on B Floor and has plenty of PCs for drop-in use as well as bookable rooms for collaboration and quiet study.

Home to:

  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A Floor

A Floor is home to our state-of-the-art DigiHub and Trade Academy. Our Digital Skills, Computing and Media students will spend a lot of their time here in the music studio, photography studio or iMac Suite.

Students of our construction courses will find our Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery workshops. You will also find Cuisine 1893, our very own restaurant standard kitchen, where our hospitality and catering students will train. 

Home to:

  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy
Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre is home to our Sport students. With a fitness suite, rock climbing wall, sports hall and outdoor pitches there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck into a new sport or fitness regime.

The Inspire Centre also hosts our second Learning Centre and our Animal Care students will also find their animals in the various classrooms dedicated to them, or in the outdoor hutches. Facilities for our Public Services, Outdoor Education, Electrical, Plumbing and Engineering courses are also found in the Inspire Centre. Plus you can grab a coffee from Starbucks on your way out!

Home to:

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches

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