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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Are you enhtusistic about sport and aspire to have a future career in sports coaching, development or teaching?

The sport pathway provides students with a broad understanding of key areas in the sports sector which can be further developed by progressing onto higher education, apprenticeships or employment in the future. Hands-on practical learning is combined with academic based learning and will give you valuable experience across the industry. The sport pathway will also help you develop confidence, teamworking skills and professional standards that are required when working within the Sport and leisure sector.

Students will have have access to a variety of practical sport and fitness environments including the on-site fitness testing studio, artificial sports pitch, outdoor fitness equipment and hall, as well as use of local sports and fitness facilities. 

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Sports and leisure assistants

Annual pay

Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 9% over the period to 2027, adding 6,190 jobs. In the same period, 76% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 50,516 job openings.

Role description

Sports and leisure assistants, provide and maintain facilities for sporting and recreational activities and supervise their use, maintain the continuity of entertainment and social events, offer odds and accept bets on the result of sporting and other events and control gambling activities.

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What's next?

Step 1 Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 Interview

At your interview, the tutor will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. This is also your opportunity to make sure that this pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

Courses at Folkestone College

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Shorncliffe Road
Folkestone, Kent
CT20 2TZ

01303 858216