Where the course is the focus and the career is the goal

As the biggest private training provider in the country, Access Sport is a leading provider in further and higher education sport programmes, delivering taangible exit routes and future careers for learners aged 16-19 across a veriety of pathways.

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Unleashing student creativity for futures within media and broadcasting

Focusing on sports promotion, advertising, reporting, digital media and journalism, this pathway provides the knowledge , experiences, and insights into a multitude of roles within Sports Media. Alongside the core qualification students will act as their programmes Sports Correspondent gaining various internal and external industry opportunities to enrichen their CV’s, supporting progression onto higher education, apprenticeships and employment.

Coaching Pathway

Inspiring the next generation of Sport Coaches & Teachers

Kick off a career in sports coaching, learning the theory and skills from highly qualified staff and getting hands on with innovative technologies. Work towards FA coaching badges and gain valuable coaching experiences to support progression onto higher education, apprenticeships and future careers in sports coaching or teaching.


Preparing Students for careers across the UK’s largest employment sector

Develop physically, socially and academically with a range of transferable skills in readiness for employment within the varied public services sector. This pathway combines the core qualification with preparing students futures with opportunities to directly engage with employers such as the armed forces, police, fire service, sports clubs, leisure providers and more.


Maximising the Potential to Succeed in the Sports Science Industry

Learning from highly qualified teachers and industry professionals, students will develop the skills, knowledge, and experiences of the key areas within the physical activity and sports sector. All while using performance analysis technology (VEO cameras and Playertek GPS vests) and techniques relevant to the industry in preparation for progression into higher education and future employment across a multitude of sports science roles.


Forging Futures within the Phenomena of Competitive Gaming

Driving their passion for competitive gaming students can develop an understanding of the global esports industry and the many exciting career opportunities on offer. Where its puting on a virtual or physical event to becoming a pro-gamer, learners will focus on every single aspect of one of the biggest growing and most future thinking industries there is.


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Our students are saying

“The programme gave me the belief and confidence to succeed my ambitions. Access Sport developed me as a player while providing me with a valuable education.”

OVER 92%

Of learners progress onto a positive destination

OVER 52%

Of learners over achieve their targeted grades


Of education experience


Rated Good by Ofsted


Access Sport - Marine AFC Football Education Programme

Access Sport | Marine Football Academy

The Marine Football Academy football education programme will give the best 16–19 year old players in the area a chance to train full time with the opportunity of semi-professional football while academically preparing them for progression into higher education, scholarships, apprenticeships and future employment across the many careers within sport.

Access Sport | Steven Gerrard Academy

Powering the Steven Gerrard Academy Football Education Programmes across their Liverpool, Chester and Lancashire sites, we share a vision of providing career focused education and elite player development programmes for 16-18 year old male and female students. All with the focus to provide the skills, development and experiences to inspire them on the next steps of their futures across the many exciting careers in the world of sport both on and off the pitch.

Access Sport | Smiths Boxing Academy

Partnered with the Smith Boxing Academy, led by the famous World and British Champion Smith Brothers, we offer aspiring boxers aged 16 to 19 the chance to train within an elite boxing environment at the renowned Rotunda ABC boxing facility. All alongside studying towards a Level 2 or Level 3  diploma qualification in Sport, Coaching or Sports Science, developing professionally to pursue the next steps onto university, employment or elite boxing careers.