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JUMP START YOUR CAREER These courses are ideal for those who love to participate in team sports or want to train others to excel in their sporting field.

Our Sports Studies pathways offer students the opportunity to combine academic sporting qualifications with sporting excellence, coaching and fitness, whilst gaining a comprehensive overview of the sports and fitness industry.

We have three pathways to choose from:

  • Developing, Coaching and Fitness
  • Football
  • Rugby

We aim to produce student athletes who thrive in both academic and sporting environments, students will be expected to excel in both areas; the course allows students to develop their skills, fitness, coaching, seek knowledge and guidance into both the fitness industry and injury management. Whilst at the same time ensuring they reach their academic potential.

Students will have the opportunity to progress to higher education at degree level and beyond as well as seeking employment within their industry of choice in the sporting world.


We have a wide variety of sports facilities available to students on the Newton Rigg campus including a gym, sports hall and outdoor sports pitches, 3G Astro Turf pitch and climbing wall.


By studying in this department you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:

• Sports Trainer/Coach
• Sports Retailer
• Leisure Centre Assistant/Manager
• Fitness Instructor
• Events Manager
• Youth Leader
• Facilities Manager
• Teacher
• Sports Injury Management


For our Football students we are proud to have a partnership with both Workington Reds and Carlisle United. For our Rugby students Penrith Rugby Union have a unique relationship with us, with many former pupils playing for the first teams as well as one of Penrith's own players who currently coach the College Rugby Team.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400