Sport Courses & Qualifications in Hertfordshire

Our students benefit from fantastic state-of-the-art sports facilities, sports academies and close links with local clubs to give students the chance to develop their skills and prepare to play at a professional level, whilst studying. Open evening


Why study sport at Oaklands College?

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.

We have invested in fantastic sports facilities including 2 full-size floodlit synthetic pitches, state-of-the-art sports hall and fitness gym along with changing rooms. 

Sports Academies

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 and Arsenal Women's Football Club.

Extended Degree

If you want to study for a degree but do not meet the entry requirements, completion at this level will guarantee you entry onto the first year of your chosen degree. Applicants can study towards foundation degrees validated by University of Hertfordshire and delivered at Oaklands College. Find out more about the course on University of Hertfordshire website links below:

The Extended Science Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed to progress onto the first year of many of our science undergraduate degrees.

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    STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES - Our sports facilities include; fitness gym, state-of-the-art sports hall, physio room, two full-size floodlit synthetic pitches and a new 3G pitch as well as traditional grass pitches.

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    ACADEMY STUDENTS - Our academy students benefit from a fully equipped performance gym and physiotherapy suite.


Opportunities in Sport

This course is designed to enable your progression onto higher education. With further study, possible future career options open to you include

Expert Tutors

Our sports staff include international athletes, Olympians and elite level national and international coaches as well as semi-professional and former professional footballers.

Meet: Joe

Level 2 Diploma in Sport, Level 3 Sport and Exercise Sciences, Foundation Degree in Sports Studies

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Meet: Eleanor

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development Coaching & Fitness)

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Meet: Luke

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (QCF)

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has to offer at Oaklands College

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

Over 64% of our students go on to find work placements in their chosen field of study

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