Interested in a Career in Sport? Join our BTEC programme!

Published: 25/05/2023

At Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Sports College we are honoured to deliver a number of high quality academic programmes of study in Further and Higher Education. We pride ourselves on excellence by ensuring that all of our teachers are fully qualified and provide learners with the latest resources and technology. Based at the New… Continue reading Interested in a Career in Sport? Join our BTEC programme!

At Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Sports College we are honoured to deliver a number of high quality academic programmes of study in Further and Higher Education. We pride ourselves on excellence by ensuring that all of our teachers are fully qualified and provide learners with the latest resources and technology.

Based at the New York Stadium, we boast state of the art classrooms and health space as well as having access to a range of practical facilities in the local area. The various study programmes combine academic studies with a practical sporting experience and are aimed at young people who have a passion for sport and a desire to progress to University or employment within the sporting industry.

Students who enrol on to any of the courses have the unique opportunity to train and play various sports academies competitively on a weekly basis against other professional clubs and athletes.

Sports Academies

· Rotherham United FC Football Shadow Academy (In partnership with Rotherham United FC)

· Rotherham United Male Football Development Squad

· Rotherham United Women U19’s (In partnership with Rotherham United Women FC)

· Rugby Academy (in partnership with Rotherham Titans)

· Hockey Academy (in partnership with Rotherham Hockey Club)

· Esports Academy (in partnership with Rotherham Utd Official Esports)

We currently offer a number of BTEC courses and programmes such as our Level 2 NCFE Diploma ‘Sport’, which is a condensed 1 year course based on realistic workplace scenarios alongside work placement, giving you the best hands on experience for your future career.

Furthermore, our Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma ‘Sports Coaching & Development’ is a 2-year full-time qualification for post-16 students, giving the equivalent of 3 A-Levels once passed! Your study will focus on units that will develop your skills and knowledge relating to the sporting industry.

One of our other options is the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma ‘Sport, Fitness & Personal Training’ that follows a 2 years full-time programme, again for post-16 students offering the equivalent of 3 A-Levels. The content of the course has been carefully selected by professional bodies to ensure the best quality of content, focusing directly in sports science and personal training.

A parent of one of our Level 3 BTEC students spoke to us about their child’s experience and said, “My son is thoroughly enjoying his course at Rotherham United. He finds the lessons very fun and informative. The effort the teachers put in ensures that the students engage well with their learning in order to get the best from the content being taught.”

“The course itself has a good balance of both practical and non-practical ways of teaching, which gives the students plenty of opportunity to excel in whichever way their talents lie. My son feels he definitely made the right choice when he decided to embark on a course with Rotherham United Sports College.”

If you are interested in joining for September 2023, please get in touch with James Mahoney jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net