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  • Sports courses at the Grimsby Institute
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Sports courses at the Grimsby Institute


Studying sport is more than just the game. A career in the sports world could see you travel as a sports therapist or team coach for example, you could work as a freelance fitness instructor or as a team member at a leisure complex. You will train in our double sized sports hall, fully equipped fitness studio, outdoor floodlit multi use games area, dance studio and commercial sports therapy clinic.

You could also find yourself competing as a team or on an individual level in local, regional and national leagues as part of one of our many Grimsby Institute teams.

Previous trips on this course have seen learners visit Old Trafford, St Georges Park, English Institute of Sport and even mountain biking in the Peak District. You’ll hear first hand from guest speakers including Physiotherapists, Coaches and specialists from the sports and fitness industry.

Work experience opportunities have included placements with Grimsby Town Football in the Community, North East Lincolnshire Council, School Sports Partnership, fitness centres and sports club coaching.

Learners also have the chance to complete additional qualifications (depending on programme of study) in First Aid, Nutrition and Fitness, Coaching Awards, Safeguarding and Leadership Awards and Gym Instruction.

What Next?

UCAS points are available upon completion of a Level 3 course and should you wish to progress your studies, The University Centre Grimsby offers a HND and HNC Sport and Exercise Sciences and a FdA Sport and Recreation Management.
  • Swimming pool technician
  • Coach
  • Footballer
  • Trainer
  • Lifeguard
  • Leisure centre assistant
  • Health trainer


This course will cover sports performance, coaching, fitness testing and teamwork as well as classroom and laboratory sessions in anatomy and physiology, psychology and nutrition.
Sports injuries and sport and exercise massage lessons and the opportunity to study Exercise Science are also available. Learners will have the chance to take part in work related activity.


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Jamie Carter
Grimsby Institute’s very own Paralympian, Jamie Carter, took part in the T34 Wheelchair Race during London 2012 and last year won a Bronze Medal at the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Junior Games 2014.

Jamie, a former Sport learner at the Grimsby Institute, won the medal in the 800m competition, narrowly missing out on the Bronze in the 400m competition the day before. Jamie’s Mum, Sandra Carter, said: “We’re bursting with pride as this is his first international medal.”

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