Sport & Public Services
HRC is proud to be the first Further Education college in the world to become a Central YMCA Qualification (CYQ) Platinum Partner, the awarding body for HRC’s personal training, fitness, gym instructing and group exercise professional qualifications. Find out more about the partnership here. As a Personal Training student you will have access to courses developing your theory-based practice which supports your journey into the fitness industry.
We also partner with Tottenham Hotspur to provide an elite Tottenham Hotspur Football Academy. The course combines an insight into the world of elite sport with sessions run by professional coaches and tutors on top of a full sports qualification. Our learners gain experience in a setting that replicates an elite sports environment and gives insight into not only the playing side of professional sport but the numerous job roles involved in elite performance such as sports therapist, nutritionist and performance analyst.
HRC's Sports courses are taught by experience tutors with industry experience who also continue to practice in fields such as sports coaching, fitness and sport massage. This experience provides you with access to case studies that are curent as well as an enthusiastic approach to sport.
Our Public Services tutors have an impressive array of medals and commendations from their time in the Army and Police force. Their experiences range from frontline policing to CID, rising through the ranks to Detective Constable and Sergeant in the Metropolitan Police and serving in the British Army. When studying one of our six Public Services courses, you will aim to lead effective teams, study key legal information and gain a clear, professional understanding of what it takes to be a leading member of the Public Services. You will also meet guest speakers from local services and spend time within a working environment experiencing what it is like in the roles you aspire to hold.
Our Sports courses focus on the practical application of science and nutrition to give you the theoretical training you need to ensure you can stand out from the crowd. However, it's not all work and no play - students also get to try out the latest sports and leisure activities including kayaking, surfing and indoor skydiving.
As a Sports student, you will have access to a number of local facilities offering insight into employment within the sports and fitness sector. These experiences will help you decide on your future career progressions and develop an understanding of what it takes to be professional and successful.
If you're taking on a Public Services course, you will be inducted with Bootcamp - a residential trip at the start of the year which truly puts you through your paces. This is complemented with ongoing work experience throughout the year including stewarding and assisting the police at community events. More recently, the Public Services students worked with local police and fire services to enact real life scenarios of accidents and casualties.
Key Employability Skills
- Team work
- Good communication
- Good personal fitness
- Dealing with stressful situations
- Staying calm under pressure