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    Our sport, health and fitness courses and unique partnership with FA Learning will provide you with opportunities to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in the sporting industry.

    As part of your study programme, you will combine practical sports aptitude with theoretical study skills to give you a highly recognised vocational qualification.

    BSDC also runs elite sports performance coaching programmes which give talented athletes an opportunity to combine academic study with sporting excellence.

    With a wealth of experience in the industry, our lecturers will give you the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

    Our former students have gone on to achieve some amazing things, including becoming Football Development Officer for Staffordshire FA, Physiotherapist for Notts County FC and going on to join the team at the National Football Centre, St. George’s Park.

    Our students also progress to university level courses to further their skills and expertise in their chosen area. In addition, over 20 BSDC Sport learners have progressed on to athletic scholarships in the United States!

    Career options

    • PE Teacher
    • Sports Coach
    • Personal Trainer
    • Fitness Instructor
    • Sports Therapist
    • Physiotherapist
    • Sports Analyst
    • Leisure Centre Manager
    • Nutritionist
    • Sport Development Officer
    • Sports Management
    • Sports Researcher
    Natalie Eley, BTEC Level 3 Sport

    “I am now undertaking a four year soccer scholarship in the USA and recently won awards for player of the year! The football development programme got me where I am today!”

    Natalie Eley, BTEC Level 3 Sport
    Aisha Lehmann-Lund, Level 3 Sports Science, Physiotherapist

    “After my work placement in a gym, I was offered a job to train as a Fitness Instructor alongside my studies.”

    Aisha Lehmann-Lund, Level 3 Sports Science, Physiotherapist
    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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