Most of us like to watch sport, but pursuing a successful career in the industry requires a high level of commitment and specialist training. Whether you want to play sport professionally, work behind the scenes, or share your passion for sport with others through coaching or instructing, our courses will help you reach your goal.
Why study sport at Lewisham Southwark College?
- You can study and train for an exciting range of sport specialisms including fitness instructing, activity leadership, personal training and playing sport, as well as strengthening your technical, tactical, physical and psychological development (depending on your chosen course)
- Having successfully completed one of our programmes, you’ll be perfectly positioned to seek employment in a wide range fields – from football, to fitness instructing and aerobic dance to leisure management
- You will also have the skills and knowledge to enable you to continue on to higher education and study your specialism in further depth
Why not browse our challenging sport qualifications, and see where they could take you?
Sport at Crystal Palace
As of September 2016, the College has signed a partnership with Crystal Palace National Sports Centre which will enable our students to learn in a professional environment using top-of-the-range facilities.
Our sports courses will have two bases – the first is our Lewisham Way Campus, and the second at the National Sports Centre, located in Crystal Palace Park, which has a long heritage of hosting sporting events and training sportsmen and women. The Centre features a state-of-the-art gym with over 120 pieces of equipment, an Olympic size swimming pool, athletics stadium and indoor track, football pitches, tennis and squash courts, beach volleyball courts, two group exercise studios, sports halls and a climbing wall.
Our popular sports programmes prepare students for a wide range of different careers in the sports and leisure industry including fitness instructing, activity leadership, personal training and playing sport. Some students enter employment straight from College while others choose to study their specialism in further depth via higher education.
The Crystal Palace National Sports Centre is around 30 minutes by train from Lewisham Way Campus (or 50 minutes by bus, with a range of routes available). The Centre is located near to Penge West station (which can be reached by direct train and overground services from New Cross Gate) with Crystal Palace and Penge East stations also close by.