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Prepare for a career in the sports industry learning about the science of exercise and how to improve performance. Whether you are interested in sports coaching, development or personal training – our courses are designed to prepare you for work in the industry or higher level study at university.

Crystal Palace Football Academy Palace for Life

Our Football Academy is run in partnership with Crystal Palace Football Foundation and gives you the opportunity to develop your footballing ability alongside your academic study.

As part of the academy, you will have four hours of training per week with UEFA B License qualified coaches and compete in the Hampshire Colleges Football Leagues. As well as coaching you will have the opportunity to analyse and improve your own performance using industry-standard technology to provide video and data analysis to support your progress.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in exclusive Crystal Palace events including a tournament at the training ground and a showcase game at Selhurst Park. You can take part in the Academy alongside any level of qualification across the college and places are awarded following participation in one of our trials and acceptance on a course at BCoT.

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Career Options

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Dietician
  • Sports or Biomedical Analyst
  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Journalist



BASINGSTOKE SPORTS CENTRE, including swimming pool and circuit sessions



BCoT THERAPY ROOMS, sports massage etc

In partnership with AccessAble, you can find accessibility information about our onsite gym here.

Student Success

BCoT sports students progressed to a number of universities including:

Buckinghamshire New University, Sport and Exercise Science

Chichester College, Football Coaching and Performance

Solent University, Sport and Exercise Therapy

University of Brighton, Sport and Exercise Science

University of Exeter, Exercise and Sport Sciences

University of Gloucestershire, Sports Development and Coaching

University of Hertfordshire, Physical Activity and Sports Development

University of South Wales, Strength and Conditioning

University of Surrey, Sport and Exercise Science

University of Winchester, Sport and Exercise Science

If you’re thinking about studying sport at BCoT then do it! Don’t bother looking anywhere else because you will love it at BCoT.
Katie Grist
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BCoT establishes itself as leading sports massage provider

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Palace visit for Gold award winner Zoe

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