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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 Club and gives students the opportunity to develop their footballing ability alongside their academic study. Students have four hours of training per week with UEFA B License qualified coaches and compete in the Hampshire Colleges Football League. Students also have the chance to take part in exclusive Crystal Palace events including events and tournaments 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.

Find a course

Select a course type that suits you.

Career Opportunities

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Sports Nutritionist or Dietician
  • Sports or Biomedical Analyst
  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Journalist


  • Crystal Palace Football Academy
  • Onsite gym
  • Basingstoke Sports Centre - including swimming pool and circuit sessions.
  • Mays Bounty Sports Pitches
  • Berrydown Football Pitches
  • Down Grange Astroturf
  • BCoT Therapy Rooms (Sports Massage etc.)

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

Student Success

Students have progressed to higher level study at universities, such as:

University of Winchester - Strength Conditioning and Fitness; Sport and Exercise Science

University of Gloucestershire - Sports Development and Coaching; Sports Strength and Conditioning

Southampton Solent University - Football Studies and Business

University of Chichester - Sport Development and Coaching

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
BCoT establishes itself as leading sports massage provider

BCoT establishes itself as leading sports massage provider

BCoT is becoming one of the leading training providers of sports massage courses in the area.

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Palace visit for Gold award winner Zoe

Palace visit for Gold award winner Zoe

BCoT student meets royalty at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Duke of Edinburgh award.

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