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Welcome sport applicants!

You have made a great decision choosing West Notts!

Guided campus tour

Get a glimpse into the facilities you will be using as a sport student at West Notts College.

What our students say

Declan shares his experience studying sport at West Notts. He mentions various exciting trips he’s been on since beginning the course, including a trip to Wembley Stadium, as well as shining light on how supportive our teachers are.

Meet the teachers

Get to know to know a bit more about your teachers before you join us.

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    Kit list

    Find out what equipment and resources you'll need before you join as a West Notts student.

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FAQs - sport courses

The following information will hopefully give you a little bit more of an insight into what it will be like to be a student with us.

  • Where will I study?

    All of our sports courses are based at our Derby Road campus, Mansfield, which has a large, modern sports hall including sports science lab. The college operates 13 different bus routes to and from this campus, both in the morning and the evening. We have strong relationships with local employers where you will access a working gym while on your course.

  • What is it like?

    The college is a professional, adult environment intended to prepare you to work in your chosen industry. We expect students to conduct themselves as they would in the world of work. Attendance and punctuality are very important and, as you will potentially be entering a career where you may be working as a coach with young people, your behaviour in college and at home can also have an impact on your progression to the career of your choice.

  • What will I study?

    You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom study. Practical activity may include sport, fitness, coaching, leading and team work. Level 1 learning is very project-based, while level 2 study has a much greater emphasis on practical skills. Level 3 learning tends to be more academic-based.

  • What about English and maths?

    If you start at college and you haven’t yet achieved your English and maths GCSEs at grade 4 or above, then you will continue to study these for three hours each week per subject. At the end of your first year you will take a re-sit GCSE exam. It is important you attend your English and maths lessons alongside your chosen course.

    Take a look at our fact sheets to find out why English and maths is important within this industry.

    View English and maths fact sheets

  • What will I have to wear?

    Sport students will be asked to wear a ‘uniform’, comprising of a college tracksuit top, shirt and track pants/shorts, at all times.

  • Will I have to do a work placement?

    At levels 2 and 3 students will be expected to complete a work placement. This is a great way of getting your foot in the door, impress an employer, and may lead to a job. We encourage you to start thinking early on about where this could be and our central work placement team can support you, using their strong employer links.

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  • In the news

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    West Nottinghamshire College working in partnership with School Games

    Students at college will be given the opportunity to co-create and deliver school games activities, this will give a valuable insight in coaching children and young people and delivery of sporting competitions.

    What is the vision?

    The School Games will continue to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people.

    What is the mission?

    Putting physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.

    A network of School Games Organisers are tasked to deliver a variety of sporting opportunities ensuring all students are given an equal opportunity to play, compete and experience new sports in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

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    Duo share sporting business success

    Strength was the topic of discussion amongst sports students at West Nottinghamshire College as private gym owners from Fortis Fitness shared their story of success.

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    An international cheerleading competition beckons next summer for two energetic West Nottinghamshire College A-Level students.

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    Mini ‘Commonwealth Games’ is a hit with schoolkids

    Sports students at West Nottinghamshire College have given Mansfield school children an action-packed day to show off their athletic talents.

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    It’s sport for all thanks to students’ coaching

    Pupils from Kirkby-in-Ashfield’s Greenwood Primary School have enjoyed a lesson with a difference thanks to sports students from West Nottinghamshire College.

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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