Sport and fitness contributes an estimated £21 billion to the UK economy every year. This important and robust sector is the 15th largest in the country and spans sport and leisure centres such as gyms, spas and sports clubs, sports coaching and training facilities as well as stadiums and arenas.
Sport employment is crucial to the economy and the number of people with sport-related jobs is estimated to rise to over 415,000 next year. Job opportunities include gym-floor assistant, fitness class instructor, personal trainer, and sports coach or youth worker.
Our sport students are based at our Hitchin Campus.
Our sport courses include lots of opportunities for you to get hands on experience of the world of work, including:
Work experience with businesses like Stevenage FC, Watford FC and Fit4Less.
Varied trips and activities to businesses and events like the skills Show at the NEC, the Lee Valley White Water Centre and Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
Getting involved in providing fitness training for Supported Studies students.
Having the opportunity to coach Italian school children with Sportilia.
If you’re a sports-lover looking to work in the sector or an athlete looking to enhance your own ability, NHC has a range of courses designed to help you get where you want to be. NHC courses aim to develop your understanding a range of issues relating to the sector including:
Sport and active leisure: offers you the opportunity to study sport both practically and academically. It includes a range of practical sports and investigations into the business, organisation and safety requirements for sporting activities.
Sport and coaching/fitness instruction: involves the study of anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and leadership in sport, sports nutrition, sports psychology, exercise massage, and health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment in order to coach and train others or improve your own ability.
Leisure management: offers you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the sports and leisure industry, health promotion, sports development, operating and managing fitness and leisure facilities, as well as marketing sports and engaging the wider community in fitness initiatives.
WATFORD FOOTBALL CLUB
Delivered by Watford Football Club's Community Sports and Education Trust in partnership with North Herts College, this course offers promising young players the chance to train and study as professional athletes whilst making the transition into the senior level/professional game.
The first trial is Saturday 11th Feb 10:30am – 2pm.