Sport, Leisure and Recreation
The sport, leisure and recreation sector offers exciting opportunities within areas such as coaching and performance analysis, facilities management, outdoor activities, sport and leisure centre management, sports development, sports event management and disability sport.
These include rewarding roles helping people to enjoy their free time and reach their fitness potential.
B&FC’s programmes have been co-created with the sector to ensure you develop the skills and experience needed for your future career.
Expert tutors benefit from first-hand industry knowledge and relevant work experience allows you to apply your subject to real life.
Excellent facilities include a 3G all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite.
Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the sport, leisure and recreation industry.
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Sport, Leisure and Recreation programmes
The North West has a vibrant sports heritage, with Manchester’s Sportcity home to national centres for squash and cycling and the region providing a quarter of England’s Premier League football teams. Consequently, talented physiotherapists, nutritionists and fitness coaches are in high demand.
As sport and leisure gains political momentum (owing to the growing popularity of holistic and preventative healthcare), even more career opportunities are likely to emerge.
Most popular career routes:
Gym, Leisure or Sports Manager | Sport and Exercise Scientist | Fitness Instructor | Leisure Centre Manager | Sport and Exercise Psychologist | Sports Coach | Sports Development Officer | Sports Physiotherapist
What our staff and students say
Why choose B&FC?
With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.
Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.
We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.
If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.
Food and Drink
From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students*.
*Eligibility applies - see blackpool.ac.uk/support/funding for details
Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.
Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.
Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.
Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.
Work experience opportunities
B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience.
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B&FC has fantastic indoor and outdoor sports facilities available for use by students, staff and members of the public. Membership and hire rates and fitness class timetables are available to view on our sports facilities page.
The fully-equipped fitness suite gives access to a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, Arc trainers, a Smith weight training machine and a free weights area.
Our sports hall is a great resource and ideal for indoor sports such as volleyball, badminton and basketball.
Our 3G all-weather pitch feels and plays like natural grass, with excellent shock absorption to reduce the risk of injury.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane