Sport diplomas

Develop your skills and knowledge

Study at an Ofsted Outstanding college in a professional sports environment, with access to the latest facilities and expert lecturers. We’ve invested over £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.

Our courses

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.

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Level 2 Extended Certificate General Sport

If you’re looking to transition to Level 3 study but don't have the grades to do so straight from school, our Level 2 sports course is for you. Our students learn through a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, including trips and work experience, to gain an understanding of the competitive sports industries. On successful completion, you could progress onto our Level 3 sports courses.

Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport Pe And Coaching

Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport (PE and Coaching)

Prepare for a career in PE and sports coaching with this course. Learn through theoretical and practical sessions using our university level facilities. You’ll complete a seven-week work placement at a local primary school and deliver PE lessons.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Fitness

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Fitness)

If you’re looking for a career in the fitness industry or hoping to progress onto a higher education sports degree, then this two-year course provides an excellent foundation for your development towards your goals. You'll learn through a mix of theory-based and practical sessions including a mixture of fitness, instructing and sports science-based modules. In your first year, you will also complete your YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Football

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Football)

Gain a grounding in all aspects of sport, with emphasis on performance and excellence in football. Develop your knowledge of football training techniques for a range of players, from children to professionals. You’ll examine your own game to ensure you improve as a player. 

Hartpury University Academies

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.

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.

Ready to apply?

Places at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

Prospective students don't need to have attended an open day to submit an application and can apply beforehand with no financial or any other obligations.