Sport diplomas

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Study at an Ofsted Outstanding college in a professional sports environment, with access to the latest facilities and expert lecturers. We’ve invested £10 million into our Sports Academy, so you’ll be using industry-standard sports equipment as you put your lessons into practice.

Develop your confidence with practical sessions built into your timetable. You could coach in local schools, lead sports activities or organise sports events – such as the School Games or Big Health Check – to build your portfolio of experience.

You’ll be taught by expert lecturers – from high-level sports players and qualified coaches, to staff with successful careers in the UK and international sports industry. Our partnerships with local and national organisations provide opportunities to gain experience and make connections ready for your career.

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Develop as a person

We run an extensive enrichment programme as part of our Hartpury Certificate, which gives our students the edge when applying for jobs and university courses. You’ll develop a skill set that supports your career aspirations and become a well-rounded and confident young person.

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Whether you dream of coaching in the community, working with professional athletes, or becoming a sports therapist or PE teacher, our courses will give you the qualifications you need for your next step. Be ready to launch your career in sport.

We offer a range of sports BTEC diplomas to give our students a thorough grounding in all areas of sports fitness, physical education, coaching, business, strength and conditioning, and professional development.

Why study sport at Hartpury?

You'll benefit from hands-on sessions and build real-world experience through coaching placements, work experience and trips. You’ll be ready to apply for your dream university course or job in the sports industry.

If you want to develop in your chosen sport alongside your studies, our BTEC diplomas in Golf, Football and Rugby could offer the perfect pathway. With strong links to our Sports Academies, you’ll benefit from high-quality coaching to develop your talent. Some of our students represent us at the highest levels of college sport.

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Sports Academies

If you’re playing sport competitively, or you have the talent and drive to do so, you may want to join one of our Sports Academies. We’ll support you to achieve success in your academic studies and your sport.

Over 250 international athletes have developed their talents at Hartpury over the last 15 years, and they’re doing amazing things in the world of international sport. You could be our next success story.

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Open days

Our events are design to inform and inspire, helping you to make the right decision about your future. You’ll find out about Hartpury student life and how we’ll support your to develop the skills and experience you need. You’ll meet course managers, support teams, current students and more.

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Places to study at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application early before courses fill up.

To apply for a diploma course at Hartpury College please complete an online application. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch to progress next steps.

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