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Askham Bryan College's sport courses are ideal for those who love to participate in team sports or want to train others to excel in their sporting field. 

Our sports development centre offers students the opportunity to combine academic sporting qualifications with sporting excellence, coaching and competitive fixtures, whilst gaining a comprehensive overview of the sports industry, our fitness pathway offers routes into the fitness industry.

We aim to produce student athletes who thrive in both academic and sporting environments, students will be expected to excel in both areas; the course allows students to perfect their skills whilst at the same time ensuring they reach their academic potential. Our tutors have industry backgrounds linked to some of the country’s most successful sporting clubs, with overseas experience of the sporting industry, including USA, Africa, Europe and the Far East.

Students will have the opportunity to progress to higher education at degree level and beyond as well as seeking employment within their industry of choice in the sporting world.


Our sporting facilities on Campus will ensure you are able to train at an appropriate level to suit your individual needs. Our staff from within the sports department are always on hand to offer advice, guidance and direction to allow you to achieve your goals no matter how big or small. The facilities include a recently refurbished gym which includes a functional movement area, cardiovascular machines and strength and conditioning equipment.

We also have a multi-purpose hall which can accommodate basketball or badminton, or allow you to enjoy winter 5-a-side. The Campus also offers a number of sports clubs available to all students, including rugby, football, netball, outdoor activities and martial arts. Finally for the more serious trainer there is a daily session run within the gym facility each morning prior to the start of the day. No matter what your fitness goals are, there's something for everyone.


By studying in this department you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:

•             Sports trainer/coach
•             Personal trainer
•             Sports retailer
•             Leisure centre assistant/manager
•             Fitness instructor
•             Events manager
•             Youth leader
•             Facilities manager
•             Teacher
•             Nutritionist
•             Sports psychologist
•             Sports injury management


Askham Bryan College are proud partners of Leeds United Football Club through our status as an Official Sports Hub. The Hub provides opportunities for students to study an official BTEC qualification while making use of the links between the college and the football club with inspirational speeches, facility sharing and coaching.

We also have extensive links with numerous fitness centres and gyms across York as well as the school sports partnership allowing students to gain first hand experience coaching in the industry.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277