Loughborough College
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Sport Courses

Overview

The world of sport offers a rich variety of interesting and rewarding career opportunities.

Our sports courses are applied in nature and provide students with the opportunity to develop transferable skills for employment and further/post-graduate study. Staff are sensitive to the needs of high level performers and specialist elite welfare support tutors are available to assist with learning.

As a student, you will have access to an excellent range of sports facilities both onsite and at Loughborough University including specialist sports halls, rubber crumb pitches with associated coaching/observation facilities, sports analysis and fitness suites, dance and spin studios and physiology labs.

All of our Sports Course at Higher Education including foundation degrees, BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) are validated by Loughborough University.

Courses

    • Level 1 iLevel 1 courses provide an introduction to a subject or area of work allowing you to develop your understanding.

    • +BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure

      This course is designed for anyone wishing to start a sport, exercise and fitness course who does not have any qualifications. It is an introduction to working in the sport and recreation industry. It will help develop skills, sporting knowledge, and English and Maths before moving onto a level 2 course or gaining employment. The course lasts for one year.

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    • +BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure

      This course is designed for anyone wishing to start a sport, exercise and fitness course who does not have any qualifications. It is an introduction to working in the sport and recreation industry. It will help develop skills, sporting knowledge, and English and Maths before moving onto a level 2 course or gaining employment. The course lasts for one year.

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    • Level 2 iLevel 2 courses allow you to learn and develop skills and knowledge which you will be able to use in a variety of tasks within a subject area of work.

    • +BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport

      The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport offers students an opportunity to study sport in the context of the exercise and fitness industry.

      It is a practical course including a variety of sport-related modules and the chance to gain a range of additional qualifications such as sports coaching and first aid as well as literacy and numeracy. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs (A*-C level) and prepares students for employment in the sports sector or progression onto higher level courses.

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    • +BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport

      The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport offers students an opportunity to study sport in the context of the exercise and fitness industry.

      It is a practical course including a variety of sport-related modules and the chance to gain a range of additional qualifications such as sports coaching and first aid as well as literacy and numeracy. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs (A*-C level) and prepares students for employment in the sports sector or progression onto higher level courses.

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    • +Diploma in Teaching Exercise and Fitness

      This course is designed for anyone wishing to become a fitness instructor,or anyone considering a career as a personal trainer who has no previous exercise qualifications. You must have a keen interest in health, exercise, and fitness and regularly participate in some form of exercise. The course can be very demanding both academically and physically; therefore a high degree of dedication and self-motivation is required.

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    • +Diploma in Teaching Exercise and Fitness

      This course is designed for anyone wishing to become a fitness instructor,or anyone considering a career as a personal trainer who has no previous exercise qualifications. You must have a keen interest in health, exercise, and fitness and regularly participate in some form of exercise. The course can be very demanding both academically and physically; therefore a high degree of dedication and self-motivation is required.

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    • +Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM)

      This qualification is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach cardiovascular and resistance training in health and fitness clubs or leisure centres.

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    • +Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM)

      This qualification is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach cardiovascular and resistance training in health and fitness clubs or leisure centres.

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    • +Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM)

      This qualification is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach cardiovascular and resistance training in health and fitness clubs or leisure centres.

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    • +NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership

      The NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in sport and recreation either outdoors or in sports development, or operating at an assistant instructor level.

      It is a qualification which provides excellent foundations for progressing directly into the work place.

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    • +NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership

      The NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in sport and recreation either outdoors or in sports development, or operating at an assistant instructor level.

      It is a qualification which provides excellent foundations for progressing directly into the work place.

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    • Level 3 iLevel 3 courses allow you to learn and develop skills and knowledge which you will be able to use in a variety of tasks within a subject area of work.

    • +BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Development Pathways)

      The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport is a vocational course which looks at different areas of employment within the sports sector. It offers a solid foundation in the various aspects of sport and enables you to develop essential skills required for gaining employment or progressing further in education.

      There are two pathways on the course; Coaching Development and Fitness or Performance and Excellence. Decisions regarding pathway choice will be discussed in more detail at interview.

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    • +BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Development Pathways)

      The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport is a vocational course which looks at different areas of employment within the sports sector. It offers a solid foundation in the various aspects of sport and enables you to develop essential skills required for gaining employment or progressing further in education.

      There are two pathways on the course; Coaching Development and Fitness or Performance and Excellence. Decisions regarding pathway choice will be discussed in more detail at interview.

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    • +BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

      The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences is a vocational course that looks at different areas within the sports sector whilst offering a strong science base. The course provides a solid foundation for students looking to study at higher education whilst also developing essential skills required for gaining employment or progressing onto vocational qualifications.

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    • +BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

      The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences is a vocational course that looks at different areas within the sports sector whilst offering a strong science base. The course provides a solid foundation for students looking to study at higher education whilst also developing essential skills required for gaining employment or progressing onto vocational qualifications.

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    • +BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Performance & Development Pathways)

      This is a vocational course, equivalent to one A Level, focusing on particular aspects of employment within the sports sector. It offers a solid foundation in which to develop essential skills required for gaining employment, or progressing towards further qualifications such as the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport.

      There are two pathways on the course allowing students more choice over the units they will study, decisions regarding pathway choice will be discussed in more detail at interview.

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    • +BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Performance & Development Pathways)

      This is a vocational course, equivalent to one A Level, focusing on particular aspects of employment within the sports sector. It offers a solid foundation in which to develop essential skills required for gaining employment, or progressing towards further qualifications such as the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport.

      There are two pathways on the course allowing students more choice over the units they will study, decisions regarding pathway choice will be discussed in more detail at interview.

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    • +Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (Active IQ)

      This Level 3 Active IQ qualification is designed to enable exercise professionals to plan and deliver safe and effective exercise sessions for referred clients and/or clients with medical conditions.

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    • +Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (Active IQ)

      This Level 3 Active IQ qualification is designed to enable exercise professionals to plan and deliver safe and effective exercise sessions for referred clients and/or clients with medical conditions.

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    • +Nutritional Advice for Weight Management and Common Clinical Conditions

      The course is designed to provide exercise and health professionals with the knowledge to offer safe and effective nutritional adivce to clients. This course is offered via distance learning plus a compulsory 4 hour workshop delivered by a state registered dietician. Students will learn about nutrition for weight management and nutritional advice for a number of population groups and common clinical conditions.

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    • +Nutritional Advice for Weight Management and Common Clinical Conditions

      The course is designed to provide exercise and health professionals with the knowledge to offer safe and effective nutritional adivce to clients. This course is offered via distance learning plus a compulsory 4 hour workshop delivered by a state registered dietician. Students will learn about nutrition for weight management and nutritional advice for a number of population groups and common clinical conditions.

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    • +Personal Trainer Award

      This qualification is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a highly skilled professional within the fitness industry. Students will learn how to effectively plan and teach personalised exercise programmes and teach group exercise classes.

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    • +VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

      A practical course for anyone interested in how sports massage can benefit a range of clients, both physically and psychologically. The potential candidate must have an interest in sport and good knowledge of anatomy & physiology, however no previous massage qualifications are needed. Each 3 hour session includes theory of massage techniques and anatomy taught in an interesting and hands on way giving the learner the necessary understanding for working on the human body.

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    • +VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

      A practical course for anyone interested in how sports massage can benefit a range of clients, both physically and psychologically. The potential candidate must have an interest in sport and good knowledge of anatomy & physiology, however no previous massage qualifications are needed. Each 3 hour session includes theory of massage techniques and anatomy taught in an interesting and hands on way giving the learner the necessary understanding for working on the human body.

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    • +VTCT Level 3 Diploma in the Prevention & Management of Sports Injuries

      This practically focused qualification will develop skills in sports massage, health & fitness testing, taping & strapping, the application of hot & cold techniques and emergency first aid. This will provide you with a holistic profile to prevent and manage injuries in sport and active leisure.

      You will also develop knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, nutrition and sports injuries and their rehabilitation to support your practical skills.

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    • +VTCT Level 3 Diploma in the Prevention & Management of Sports Injuries

      This practically focused qualification will develop skills in sports massage, health & fitness testing, taping & strapping, the application of hot & cold techniques and emergency first aid. This will provide you with a holistic profile to prevent and manage injuries in sport and active leisure.

      You will also develop knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, nutrition and sports injuries and their rehabilitation to support your practical skills.

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    • Level 4 iLevel 4 qualifications recognise specialist learning and involve detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study

    • +Chronic Respiratory Disease Exercise Instructor

      This course is for exercise professionals who are looking to develop their knowledge of safe and effective exercise programming for clients with respiratory disease.

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    • +Chronic Respiratory Disease Exercise Instructor

      This course is for exercise professionals who are looking to develop their knowledge of safe and effective exercise programming for clients with respiratory disease.

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    • +Higher Professional Diploma - Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Management Certificate (Distance Learning)

      Start date for 2014/15 distance learning is Monday 22nd September 2014

      The Higher Professional Diploma/ CIMSPA Management Certificate is aimed at managers of sport physical activity provisions, sports development officers, supervisors, aspiring employees and those wishing to enter the profession. The learning programme focuses on sports and physical activity, swimming pools, sports centres, health and fitness suites, community recreation centres health clubs, as well as other types of sports provision, including outdoor activities, parks and gardens management.

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    • +Higher Professional Diploma - Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Management Certificate (Distance Learning)

      Start date for 2013/14 distance learning is Monday 23rd September 2013

      The Higher Professional Diploma/ CIMSPA Management Certificate is aimed at managers of sport physical activity provisions, sports development officers, supervisors, aspiring employees and those wishing to enter the profession. The learning programme focuses on sports and physical activity, swimming pools, sports centres, health and fitness suites, community recreation centres health clubs, as well as other types of sports provision, including outdoor activities, parks and gardens management.

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    • +Higher Professional Diploma - Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Management Certificate (Part-time)

      Start date for 2014/15 day release is Wednesday 24th September 2014

      The Higher Professional Diploma/ CIMSPA Management Certificate is aimed at managers of sport physical activity provisions, sports development officers, supervisors, aspiring employees and those wishing to enter the profession. The learning programme focuses on sports and physical activity, swimming pools, sports centres, health and fitness suites, community recreation centres health clubs, as well as other types of sports provision, including outdoor activities, parks and gardens management.

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    • +Higher Professional Diploma - Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Management Certificate (Part-time)

      Start date for 2013/14 day release is Wednesday 25th September 2013

      The Higher Professional Diploma/ CIMSPA Management Certificate is aimed at managers of sport physical activity provisions, sports development officers, supervisors, aspiring employees and those wishing to enter the profession. The learning programme focuses on sports and physical activity, swimming pools, sports centres, health and fitness suites, community recreation centres health clubs, as well as other types of sports provision, including outdoor activities, parks and gardens management.

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    • +REPS Level 4 Certificate in Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Obesity and Diabetes

      This qualification is aimed at Level 3 qualified fitness instructors, personal trainers and exercise referral instructors and focuses on how to manage obesity and diabetes using exercise and nutritional strategies. It evaluates the myths and truths surrounding obesity and provides a series of scientifically supported answers to tackle bulging waistlines and restore health and vitality.

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    • +VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

      A practical course for candidates who have previously studied sports massage at Level 3 and wish to enhance their skills. The student must have an interest in sport and a strong knowledge of anatomy & physiology. The 3 hour session includes theory of massage techniques and practical anatomy taught in an interesting and hands on way giving the learner the necessary understanding for advanced work on the body. This is an intensive course so you must be prepared to study hard!

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    • +VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

      A practical course for candidates who have previously studied sports massage at Level 3 and wish to enhance their skills. The student must have an interest in sport and a strong knowledge of anatomy & physiology. The 3 hour session includes theory of massage techniques and practical anatomy taught in an interesting and hands on way giving the learner the necessary understanding for advanced work on the body. This is an intensive course so you must be prepared to study hard!

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    • Level 5 iLevel 5 qualifications recognise the ability to increase the depth of knowledge and understanding of an area of work or study, which will enable appropriate solutions to be found for complex situations and problems.

    • +Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

      With the aim of developing you as a fully-informed practitioner, this course provides you with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the fundamental theories and concepts within sports coaching and teaching. This foundation degree is ideal for those individuals who seek a career within this sector and want to progress into teacher training or professional coaching. Throughout the duration of this programme, Loughborough College offers dedicated students the opportunity to undertake additional National Governing Body coaching awards and supplementary professional courses.

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    • +Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

      Validated by Loughborough University

      With the aim of developing you as a fully-informed practitioner, this course provides you with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the fundamental theories and concepts within sports coaching and teaching. This foundation degree is ideal for those individuals who seek a career within this sector and want to progress into teacher training or professional coaching. Throughout the duration of this programme, Loughborough College offers dedicated students the opportunity to undertake additional National Governing Body coaching awards and supplementary professional courses.

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    • +Foundation Degree in Sports Science

      The Foundation Degree in Sports Science has been designed to enable a multidisciplinary study of sport and exercise science at higher level. Allowing you to develop strong analytical skills, this course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods and principles are applied within the study of sport.

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    • +Foundation Degree in Sports Science

      Validated by Loughborough University

      The Foundation Degree in Sports Science has been designed to enable a multidisciplinary study of sport and exercise science at higher level. Allowing you to develop strong analytical skills, this course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods and principles are applied within the study of sport.

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    • +Foundation Degree in Sports Science, Sports Development and Management

      This foundation degree combines the study of sports science, sports development and management and is ideal for those individuals interested in adding breadth to their sports based study. Studying a broad range of modules from sports psychology to marketing and event management, you will develop a multitude of skills that are academic, commercial and applied in nature. As part of the programme, you will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience working with local sports development projects and businesses through our work placement project.

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    • +Foundation Degree in Sports Science, Sports Development and Management

      Validated by Loughborough University

      This foundation degree combines the study of sports science, sports development and management and is ideal for those individuals interested in adding breadth to their sports based study. Studying a broad range of modules from sports psychology to marketing and event management, you will develop a multitude of skills that are academic, commercial and applied in nature. As part of the programme, you will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience working with local sports development projects and businesses through our work placement project.

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    • +HND in Sport (Leisure Management)

      This two year, full-time course aims to provide you with a broad range of management skills relating specifically to sporting, leisure and physical activity. With strong links to industry professionals including CIMSPA, this HND offers you the opportunity to gain a firm comprehension of practical skills development and will allow you to enhance your requisite knowledge and expertise.

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    • +HND in Sport (Leisure Management)

      This two year, full-time course aims to provide you with a broad range of management skills relating specifically to sporting, leisure and physical activity. With strong links to industry professionals including CIMSPA, this HND offers you the opportunity to gain a firm comprehension of practical skills development and will allow you to enhance your requisite knowledge and expertise.

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    • Level 6 iLevel 6 qualifications recognise a specialist high level knowledge of an area of work or study, which will enable the learner to use their own ideas and research to solve complex situations and problems.

    • +BA (Hons) in Sport Management (Top-up Degree)

      This degree level qualification is ideal for those individuals currently employed within the industry or for those aspiring to embark on a career within sports and leisure management. Designed to accelerate your progression towards supervisory or senior roles, this course aims to provide you with a firm understanding in the key concepts that inform contemporary professional practice.

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    • +BA (Hons) in Sport Management (Top-up Degree)

      Validated by Loughborough University

      This degree level qualification is ideal for those individuals currently employed within the industry or for those aspiring to embark on a career within sports and leisure management. Designed to accelerate your progression towards supervisory or senior roles, this course aims to provide you with a firm understanding in the key concepts that inform contemporary professional practice.

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    • +BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top-Up Degree)

      Validated by Loughborough University

      The BSc in Sports Coaching provides an opportunity for those individuals who want to extend their existing foundation degree to a BSc Honours qualification. With the aim of extending your professional knowledge and expertise, this programme enables you to gain the necessary skills required for post-graduate study and employment.

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    • +BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top-Up Degree)

      Validated by Loughborough University

      The BSc in Sports Coaching provides an opportunity for those individuals who want to extend their existing foundation degree to a BSc Honours qualification. With the aim of extending your professional knowledge and expertise, this programme enables you to gain the necessary skills required for post-graduate study and employment.

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    • +BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Science (Management) (Top-Up Degree)

      This course provides an educational route for students progressing from a Foundation Degree in Sports Science with Sports Development and Management. Aiming to further extend your professional knowledge and academic skills, a BSc Applied Sports Science Management will develop your expertise and prepare you for direct entry into higher level employment.

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    • +BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Science (Management) (Top-Up Degree)

      Validated by Loughborough University

      This course provides an educational route for students progressing from a Foundation Degree in Sports Science with Sports Development and Management. Aiming to further extend your professional knowledge and academic skills, a BSc Applied Sports Science Management will develop your expertise and prepare you for direct entry into higher level employment.

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    • +BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Science (Top-Up Degree)

      The BSc in Applied Sports Science is ideal for those students who want to progress from a foundation degree or HND with the intention of building a successful career in sport and applied areas. This programme aims to further extend your professional and academic knowledge and expertise in order to enable progression into post-graduate study or employment.

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    • +BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Science (Top-Up Degree)

      Validated by Loughborough University

      The BSc in Applied Sports Science is ideal for those students who want to progress from a foundation degree or HND with the intention of building a successful career in sport and applied areas. This programme aims to further extend your professional and academic knowledge and expertise in order to enable progression into post-graduate study or employment.

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    Rebecca Horsfield

    “It’s been a very good three years at the College."

    Nineteen-year-old sports student Rebecca Horsfield speaks very positively about the support offered to her at Loughborough College.

    She is currently doing a Sports Massage course, following on from a Level 3 Sports Exercise and Coaching qualification.

    Mik Renard

    "If anything, what I have experienced has actually exceeded my expectations."

    Sports student Mik Renard says he joined ‘the best of the best’ at Loughborough College – and it is living up to its top billing.

    The 18-year-old second year BTEC Sports and Exercise Science student, who developed a passion for sport playing rugby and representing Norfolk, wanted ‘the best qualification in the best place’ and adds: “I’d had experience of lower level courses so I can make a comparison with other colleges.

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