Professional sports are very competitive and only a few reach the pinnacle of their profession but there are also millions of others who lead successful careers in sports and fitness. From coaches and trainers to physiotherapists and leisure managers. Having a career in a subject you are passionate about is a fantastic goal to aim for, whether as an elite athlete or part of the wider industry.
Fitness instructors deliver training in a range of fitness activities, including weight training, yoga, Pilates, personal training and other forms of exercise at private health and fitness centres, local authority run sports and leisure centres, other public and community establishments, and in private homes.
Leisure and sports managers organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.
Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.
I chose Falmouth Marine School because of my love for watersports. It appealed to me above everywhere else and I hoped it would take me to where I wanted to be, and it did!
The qualifications and experience I gained at Falmouth Marine School got me employment in the industry.
Duchy is one of the only colleges that offers the Sport Outdoor Adventure Diploma with water activities as well as inland ones, most college only offer one of the other, a day here could include anything from kayaking to climbing. When I leave I pan on going to work in an activity centre to get some leadership under my belt and then come back to get more qualifications and eventually become a lecturer.