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Sports Studies

Sports Studies Courses in Guildford, Surrey

Become a … professional footballer, rugby player or golfer, club administrator, tour professional, fitness trainer, sports coach, officiator, leisure centre manager, adviser or researcher to governing or advisory bodies or work in the retail or promotional sector.

If you have a passion for sport, then Merrist Wood is the place to start your career. We have a relationship with Chelsea FC Foundation by offering their 16+ Male and Ladies College Football Academy. We also have excellent golf links established over 20 years with an adjoining privately-owned 18 hole golf course and extensive outdoor facilities including purpose-built sports pitches. You will also benefit from coaching by professional club coaches, PGA professionals and professional players.

Courses combine practice and theory in a competitive environment to prepare you for a range of sporting careers. You will also take part in local and regional competitions to give you plenty of match practice.

 
Football Coaching Level 2 Diploma - 2016:17
football,football coaching,coaching,fitness,sport,sports studies,football studies
 16-18 


Football Coaching Level 3 Diploma - 2016:17
football,sport,football coaching,sports studies
 16-18 


Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma - 2016:17
sport,general sport,sport studies
 Adult  16-18 


Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - 2016:17
sport, sport studies, coaching, fitness, fitness instruction, sports
 Adult  16-18 


Sport (Female College Academy in association with Chelsea FC Foundation) Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma - 2016:17
chelsea,chelsea foundation,sports studies,sport,football
 16-18 


Sport (Female College Academy in association with Chelsea FC Foundation) Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - 2016:17
football, football coaching, chelsea, sport, sport studies
 16-18 


Sport (Golf) Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma - 2016:17
sport, golf, golf management, sport studies
 Adult  16-18 


Sport (Golf) Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - 2016:17
sport, golf, golf management, sport studies
 Adult  16-18 


Sport (Male College Academy in association with Chelsea FC Foundation) Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma - 2016:17
chelsea,chelsea foundation,sport,football,sports studies
 16-18 


Sport (Male College Academy in association with Chelsea FC Foundation) Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - 2016:17
chelsea, football, sport, sports, sport studies, fitness
 16-18 


Sport (Rugby) Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma - 2016:17
sports studies,rugby,sport, sport studies
 Adult  16-18 


Sport (Rugby) Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - 2016:17
rugby, sport, sport studies
 Adult  16-18 


Sport Studies Level 2 BTEC Diploma - 2016:17
soccer,sports studies,football
 16-18 


 

Why Choose Merrist Wood College?

  • Merrist Wood works with the Chelsea FC Foundation to deliver the 16+ Male and Female Football College Academy Programme.
  • Coaching by PGA professionals and professional players and coaches
  • Extensive outdoor facilities including several pitches
  • Access to an adjoining, privately-owned 18 hole golf course
  • Excellent golf links established over 20 years of golf education at Merrist Wood
  • Links with Surrey RFU 
  • New sports hall and weights room
  • Field trips and work experience opportunities
Group of footballs on pitch with students in background training
 

Chelsea Foundation Academy

For further details please contact zak.wooster@chelseafc.com

Day to Day in the Industry

  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness testing
  • Sports nutrition
  • Technical and tactical skills
  • Health, safety and injury
  • Anatomy and physiology
 

Jobs in Football

  • Professional Player
  • Coaching

  • Trainer

  • Retail or Sales

  • Administration

  • Sports Development Officer

Jobs in Golf Management

  • Professional Player
  • Club Administrator
  • Tour Professional
  • Coach
  • Golf Retail
  • Sports Development Officer 
 

Jobs in Rugby

  • Professional Player
  • Club Administrator
  • Coaching
  • Tour Professional
  • Rugby Retail

Jobs in General Sport

  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Retail
  • Sports Development Officer
 

Average Salary

Professional player salaries vary widely depending on the club and ability of the player. Earnings can also be increased by sponsorship deals and other endorsements. Community coaches typically earn between £16- £24,000 a year although this is substantially more for professional coaches. Fitness instructors start £13,000 a year but this can rise to over £20,000. Leisure centre managers earn between £17-£25,000 a year, rising to £35,000 for senior staff.

Moving On

Progress to our Golf Management Foundation Degrees or Sports Studies HND followed by Degree or university courses in sports development, sport and fitness, sports technology, sports coaching and others.

 

Student Soundbite

Charlie - Soundbite

"The College has great facilities and I enjoy both the practical and theory side of the course. The fact that I am studying something I'm passionate about helps keep
me motivated and I always look forward to going in
and studying."

Charlie Andrews, Sport (Rugby) Level 3 Diploma