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Damian Harris, Head of Study for Sport and Uniformed Services

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Sport & Uniformed Services

Our curriculum not only offers learners the chance to study the BTEC Sport Diplomas which include a range of key areas vital to the sector but also the opportunity to strengthen progression by undertaking the nationally-recognised Level 3 Sports Leaders UK Award which develops employability skills and carries additional UCAS points.

The Uniformed Public Services courses offer studies in a wide range of subject matter including teamwork and leadership, citizenship and diversity in public services, crime and its effect on society, through to understanding the importance sport and physical activity in the uniformed public services.

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The sports industry contributes a whopping £23.8 billion annually to the UK economy. In a sector that is constantly growing, as performances and technology improve, it's contribution is projected to only increase. Meanwhile, the UK health and fitness industry is stronger than it has ever been; with more gyms, more members, a greater market value than ever before and the highest demand for fitness instructors we’ve ever seen.

Are you already involved in exercise, health and sport through participation, officiating or coaching? Do you get a buzz from helping others become more active and live a healthier lifestyle? Gain specialist training in a wide range of sports principles and techniques to lead you into a career in coaching, physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, sports science (including research and development), teaching, sports journalism, marketing and fitness instructing. Achieve a new personal best by studying Sport at Trafford College.

Manchester Cycling Academy

The Manchester Cycling Academy partnership with Trafford College gives post 16-year-olds and mature entrants the chance to study one of the few Sport Cycling and Performance Development BTECs in the UK. Read more about it on our main website.

Uniformed Public Services

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 5.42 million people are employed in the UK’s public sector – accounting for 16.5% of all those in paid work. Uniformed Public Services make a real difference at local and national level, tackle wider environmental issues and play a central role in modern society every day. A career in the Uniformed Public Services will test your physical and mental strength, whilst helping your local community and country. Are you up for the challenge?

You will also have the chance to supplement your studies by having the opportunity to take part in extensive outdoor activities through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DofE) and National Citizen Service (NSC) which are well regarded by employers in the sector. Start making a difference by studying Uniformed Public Services at Trafford College.

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