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Sport Courses in Hertfordshire

At Oaklands we offer a range of courses in this rapidly growing industry which has an increasing number of exciting employment opportunities.

Andy Moore - Head of Sport Studies 
I have worked at Oaklands College for the last six years within the Sport and Public Service department, previously as a lecturer, then a coordinator and now the past two years have been working as the Head of Department. Prior to my time at Oaklands College I completed a MSc in Performance Analysis whilst working with elite players and professional clubs within the football and cricket industry, with some of my research being published. I am committed to ensuring our learners have a successful outcome academically and outside of academics to take the next step in their future destinations in whatever that maybe. I am supported by a fantastic team with many having industry experience or still working within industry who share the same commitment to our learners in enabling a successful next step.

With physical activity and exercise coming to the forefront of the prevention and management of many medical conditions, there is an increasing demand for qualified exercise professionals, including coaches, fitness instructors and facilities operation assistants.

To ensure you have the skills and experience necessary to enter, or progress in your chosen area of sport, we provide a range of courses in health, fitness and performance. There is also a chance to achieve coaching awards alongside your main vocational study.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. 

A Study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE’s or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

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Join a sports academy

The Oaklands Wolves Sports Academies allow you to continue your education while following your dream of elite level sport.

We have developed academies with recognised sports clubs to provide an exciting opportunity for aspiring sports men and women to receive professional coaching in addition to studying for a nationally recognised qualification in sport.

Our partnerships include:

  • England Basketball
  • Hertfordshire Mavericks
  • Saracens Rugby Club
  • St Albans City Football Club
 

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk


  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus
  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration2YR 2 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus
  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus
  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration17WK 17 weeks
  • 3Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus
  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • SSt Albans Campus
  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration1/2 YearsYR 1/2 Years
  • SSt Albans Campus
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