You will need a strong interest in the theory and practical elements of sport, and a desire to excel in a chosen sporting area, or to help others perform at their highest level. We offer a Physical Education A Level and a wide range of vocational qualifications, with the opportunity to take a Level 3 qualification alongside full-time rugby or football coaching.
There is the opportunity and expectation to improve your team sports through the Wednesday afternoon sports programme and after College clubs. Career opportunities range from outdoor activity instructors, sports physiotherapists, the military, adventure training, management and leadership roles and overseas jobs such as skiing instructors and Camp America. Many of our students go straight into rewarding jobs, others choose to progress to university or our own Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education.
We are proud of our partnership with Shrewsbury Town Football Club, teaching their scholars at our industry standard facilities on London Road and jointly delivering the football and education programme.
Level 3 Sports
Previous school: Overseas school
I wanted to do a sports focused course, but still look at a wide variety of sports – which is what you get at SCG, and I prefer continuous assessment rather than exams. The tutors are also really down to earth. I am part of the College Netball team and it is a great mix of students from all three campuses. I am going to Gloucester University to study Sports Therapy.
Level 3 Adventurous Activities
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury
I've learnt many new skills on this course such as team building and team work, which I have put into practice with my peers when we have been mountain walking and the weather conditions have been bad.
Level 3 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training
Previous Institution: Mary Webb School
I left school and did the Diploma, then returned to do the Level 2 Personal Training course which gave me the expertise to be a fitness instructor, as well as specialist skills from modules in spinning, circuits, kettlebells and exercise to music. While I was doing the course I started working in local gyms and decided to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, which is a distance learning course and allowed me to fit my studies around my work.
Level 2 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training
The part-time courses at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were perfect for me as they fit in around my career and social life. It was a very different experience coming back into education as an older learner, but the staff and fellow students made me feel welcome. The classes taught me exactly what I needed and I felt encouraged to take on the other fitness courses.
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Thank you for your enquiry about an application, now that term has started please ring the Admissions team on 01743 342346 for Vocational courses at London Road or 01743 260410 for A levels and Art courses based at English Bridge and Welsh Bridge and they will help you with your application. Voice messages can be left, please give clear details about contact numbers.