Love sport? Get your own taste of victory at Bedford College

What a great summer of Sport we’re having so far! With the Euros, Wimbledon, Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone and Rio 2016 not so far away, it’s all happening!

Many of us love sport, but how many of us have seriously considered it as a career? We offer a full range of Sports courses here at Bedford College to get you on your way, with many starting this September.

Our students have proven to be sporting stars on and off the field. We’ve seen them win gold and silver medals at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, represent Great Britain in the 100 metres, sign a deal with Championship Bedford Blues Rugby Club and be a Young Sports Ambassador for the London 2012 Olympics!

Table tennis student at Bedford Colege, Dan BullenAnd we’ve got more to look forward to. Current student Dan Bullen (pictured) has his sights set on Tokyo 2020! “I am a keen table tennis player. I have played for nine years and represent Great Britain at competitions all over the world; I’m now working my way towards the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics!”

A sports qualification can lead to a career not only as a professional player, but in coaching, health and fitness, management and even media and marketing.

Think about everything that goes on behind the scenes at an event. From the people who bring you the commentary, to those looking after the players, managing the event and filling your social media channels with updates – they all play an important part.

Former Level 3 Sport student Robert Christopher (below) got a full-time job at Paramount Parkour Academy in Milton Keynes at the end of his course: “Bedford College helped to boost my confidence and gave me the qualifications that I needed to teach in a gym. I also enjoyed learning about anatomy, physiology and nutrition, all of which have a big impact on sport performance.” 

Bedford College Sport students benefit from excellent teaching in fantastic facilities. Springs is our multi-million pound Sports Centre, home to the College’s highly-esteemed Sport Academy. It features a full sized sports hall, dance studio, a fitness studio with cardiovascular equipment and weights. We also have access to fitness labs for sport science testing and Kempston Rovers football ground for outdoor sports.


Our Sport Academy provides fantastic opportunities for progression into professional clubs and national teams for students from all sporting backgrounds in a semi-professional environment.

Find out more about Sport at Bedford College or browse our courses below...