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Our sport courses are designed to provide students with a first-class sporting experience, encompassing everything from sports performance and leading activities, to the intricacies of sport science.

Our tutors bring with them a wealth of sporting industry experience, coupled with state-of-the-art facilities so that you receive a high quality understanding of the sector. Community cohesion and healthy living initiatives have contributed to a thriving sector with more job opportunities available than ever in a growing market.

As well as developing your professional, personal and social skills in communication, problem solving, and time management, you will also learn practical and theoretical knowledge to underpin these skills, covering a range of topics.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    You will have the opportunity to work with local employers such as the Warrington Wolves Foundation as part of the Warrington Schools Sports Partnership, allowing you to enhance your skills with the support of leading industry professionals.
  • Work placement
    You will complete 35 hours work placement per year based around employment areas such as sport coaching, sport leadership and fitness testing. You will also gain experience working with schools, where you will learn skills in planning, leadership and session development and delivery.
  • Trips and visits
    You will visit universities in preparation for your next step, such as Edge Hill University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Facilities
    Our sport programme has recently moved to a specialist facility which includes; full fitness testing lab, science lab, brand new indoor gym, computer suites and lecture theatre.

Career options

You will have plenty of options available to you after completing your course with us, whether you dream of coaching, teaching or even becoming a professional athlete in your favourite sport.


  • Fitness Centre Manager
  • Football Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Professional Athlete
  • Sports & Fitness Nutritionist
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Official/Referee
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Sports Teacher
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach

Meet our Sport tutor, Matt Bold:

Meet our students

Meet current student KaiKai Wilkinson is currently studying Sport Coaching with Football, Level 3. Kai left school and initially secured a place with a football academy to help him pursue his dream of becoming a professional football coach. Kai found quite quickly that the course wasn’t for him and made the decision to move to Warrington & Vale Royal College.

Kai said: “I have never once regretted my decision to come to Warrington & Vale Royal College, the support from my tutors has been exceptional.”

Meet our alumni

Many of our students have established hugely successful careers in sport, from coaching and fitness training to becoming professional athletes. Some of our students have even gone on to play rugby for Warrington Wolves, including Harvey Lavette and Patrick Moran.