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Sport, Health & Fitness
Turn your passion for sports and fitness into a career

Sport, Health & Fitness

Whatever your level and interest in sport, whether you are an aspiring athlete, want to be a sports scientist, coach or gym instructor, we have the right course for you. Our courses will help to launch your career or to go on to university.

According to the Sport England's June 2013 report 'Economic value of sport in England', the sector supports over 400,000 full-time jobs - that's 2.3% of all jobs in England. Their report also shows that sport and sport-related activity generate GVA (Gross Value Added) of £20.3 billion to the England economy in 2010. The economic impact of the sector places it in the top 15 sectors in England. 

Professional skills for a peak performance career

Our Higher National Certificate in Sport at Level 4 means that you can now study for your career in the sport and fitness sector from Level 1 right up to undergraduate level.

Barking & Dagenham College has a strong heritage in sporting excellence, and former students include sprint stars Adam Gemili and Omololu Abiodun.

Sports Academies: Basketball, Rugby and Football

You can train with professional coaches and study for a qualification as well.  

You will have access to the best tutors and professional sports coaches. In return we expect you to be as committed to your studies as you are to your sports training. You will join a sports studies course, at the right level for you.

Find out more about our Sports Academies.


Our partnership with Erasmus+ means you have the opportunity to take part in a two or three week work placement in Europe. These are great work experience opportunities where you can develop your confidence, cultural and language awareness and enhanced employability skills. Find out more and how to apply.

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Here's Adam receiving his Association of Colleges' Student of the Year Award 2012.

Adam Gemili AOC student of the year

Click on the picture underneath to hear Adam talk about his time at College.

Adam Gemili

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