Are you good with people and can you motivate and inspire others?  If you have these personal qualities we can help you work out a career in sport.  It is a popular choice as over 400,000 people in England have sport-related jobs.  Sport and fitness is a growing industry and, not surprisingly, employment is expected to rise, so you are onto a winner!

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Our sports programmes

If a career in sport is your goal then study on one of our Sports Studies courses. 

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What jobs can you do in sport?

Lots of roles within the sports industry are busy and fast-paced, and require interaction with consumers.

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Our sports students get the best experience

Find out about the exciting activities our sports students take part in whilst studying at New College Durham.

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Meet our students

Our sports students have gone on to do great things.


Meet our Apprentices

Our Apprentices have gone on to do great things.

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Our links with employers and industry

Throughout your course we get you close to the action with visits and industry guest speakers.

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Take a tour around our Sport facilities

You will have access to excellent training facilities, physical resources and industry standard fitness testing equipment.

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Football Development Centre

We’ve teamed up with NUFC Foundation and Consett AFC to offer an amazing range of footballing opportunities to our students.

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Women's Football Development Centre

Our Women's Football Development Centre, in conjunction with Sunderland Football Club, caters for all abilities and will help you to progress in this fast growing female sport.  Members receive 6 hours training a week from FA qualified SAFC Foundation of Light coaches.


Rugby Development Centre

The Rugby Development Centre is run by a head coach who has played and coached at a high level.  Members receive 7 to 10 hours of professional coaching a week.