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Sport and Exercise

Macclesfield College offers a range of professionally accredited sports and exercise qualifications. You will learn in our purpose built sports centre with full access to Lifestyle Fitness who have their Macclesfield Gym on site. Our expert tutors will develop your skills and knowledge and there are a wide variety of trips and outdoor activities.

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Academic year: 20/21

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


This course provides an excellent and varied programme giving you access to Higher Education or a wide variety of careers in Sport. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in Sport and apply your learning in a practical and realistic way.

Football participation will include both football sessions and physical gym training, taking place throughout the duration of the course. There will be daily football training by MTFC coaches and competitive matches will typically take place in:
EFL – CEFA League, FA Youth Cup, British Colleges League, Cheshire Senior Cup (senior), Central Reserve League (senior).

It’s the goal of the football academy staff to provide opportunities for elite players to participate in training with the MTFC senior squad on a regular basis.

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Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 24th June 2021


This is a fantastic practical work-related course where you will learn by completing projects, practical-based activities and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities, including coaching a range of different community groups. The course will introduce you to your chosen career and provide a good basis to progress onto a more advanced qualification.

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Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 7th September 2020 to 24th June 2021


This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes and pursue a career in personal training.

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Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 14th September 2020 to 24th June 2021


Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designed to develop practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the subject area. These qualifications are well respected and recognised by both employers and higher education institutions. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification which is equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor Degree. HNC qualifications can be taken as an academic pathway from Level 3, A Level or ‘Access to Higher Education’; or alongside employment for career enhancement. The HNC pathway is a vocational but academically equivalent alternative higher education pathway.

This course is designed for you if you would like to be involved with sport and the fitness industry, with an emphasis on sport science, exercise, health and lifestyle. The course aims to develop a sound understanding of the major theoretical and practical principles associated with working in the sport, health, exercise and fitness industry, a growing sector. A significant focus is placed on the skills required for effective communication, self-development and career progression. If you are looking to pursue a career in sports science or the health and fitness industry, or you are currently employed in a sports environment and wish to combine work with study to develop your skills and knowledge to enhance your career prospects, then this course may be for you. This course will draw on a range of industry links and local employers to provide you with vocational experience. Work placements may be offered during the programme to provide direct industry experience in an area of your choice, developing and enhancing your employment prospects.

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Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 25th June 2021


This is a fantastic practical work-related course where you will learn by completing projects, practical-based activities and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities, including coaching a range of different community groups. The course will introduce you to your chosen career and provide a good basis to progress onto a more advanced qualification

Football participation will include both football sessions and physical gym training, taking place throughout the duration of the course. There will be daily football training by MTFC coaches and competitive matches will typically take place in:
EFL – CEFA League, FA Youth Cup, British Colleges League, Cheshire Senior Cup (senior), Central Reserve League (senior).

It’s the goal of the football academy staff to provide opportunities for elite players to participate in training with the MTFC senior squad on a regular basis.

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Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 24th June 2021


This course provides an excellent and varied programme giving you access to Higher Education or a wide variety of Sport careers. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in Sports Science and apply your learning in a practical and realistic way in relation to physiological adaptations to the body.

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Apprenticeship vacancies

To find out more about apprenticeships through Macclesfield College, give our Maxim Team a call on 01625 410022.


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