Whether you are interested in a career in coaching or sports therapy, personal training or performance analysis, our courses will help you fulfil your ambition to be part of this exciting, ever-growing industry.

Our Sport courses provide the opportunity to embrace the diverse world of sport, exercise, health and fitness. You will experience an innovative and stimulating study programme supported by work experience and volunteering opportunities in your specific areas of interest.

A career in sport is not just about becoming a professional sportsperson. It can lead to exciting careers from fitness instructing and personal training to leisure management.

The College also runs various sports academies and has close links with local clubs to give you the chance to prepare to compete at a professional level, alongside your core studies.

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Full Time Courses

Our full time courses will provide you with the skills, qualities and expertise to excel in whatever sports career you choose.

You will benefit from learning in our fully operational commercial Gym 141, state-of-the-art fitness assessment and therapy room, and refurbished sports hall, as well as from our close links with local sports team such as AFC Portchester and the University of Portsmouth.

Our full time courses provide:

  • Access to excellent training facilities
  • Teaching from highly experienced sports tutors, with a wide range of specialisms and expertise from across the industry
  • Close links with professional external academies and organisations
  • Extra Leadership & Fitness qualifications to boost your job opportunities

Trips & Visits

Trips, residential activities and physical training form a large part of our Sports courses. Studying Sport at Fareham means you will have the opportunity to take part in activities including:

  • Visits to professional sports clubs training centres
  • NCS (National Citizen Service)
  • Water Sports residential (Spain)*
  • New Forest Aqua Park*
  • Oxygen Free Jumping*
  • University visits

Sport students will be charged a course fee of £100 that will include branded sports kit, additional qualification registration fees, transport and trips and visits throughout the year.

*Trips and visits are subject to change.

Career Options

A career in a sports-related field can bring a highly competitive income and work benefits. Graduates from our courses go on to work in roles including:

  • Sports Therapist / Massage Therapist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • PE Teacher
  • Dietitian/ Nutritionist
  • Performance Analyst
  • Sport & Exercise Researcher
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Leisure Facility Assistant/ Manager

An apprenticeship in Sport, Health and Fitness provides you with the best possible training to equip you with skills that are in high demand. You will have a full time job and earn a wage working in your field of interest, while also attending College, usually for a day a week, in order to gain a nationally-recognised qualification and essential competencies.

Training will cover a range of skills including planning and delivering exercise lessons, the principles of training, teaching and coaching skills, health and safety factors, motivation and support, anatomy and physiology, and nutrition. You will also gain experience in the operational elements of a fitness establishment, allowing for future progression to a management or supervisory role within the industry.

Your Campus: Bishopsfield Road

Re-developed in September 2015, Fareham’s BRC campus provides an outstanding learning environment for the 2,000 learners based at the main site. With £16 million of investment, Fareham’s students have access to transforming facilities and the latest technologies and curriculum-based equipment to support some of the best technical and professional teaching in Hampshire.

There are plenty of light, bright and inspirational spaces, both inside and out, where you can relax in between lessons, meet with friends, have a bite to eat or get ahead with some private study. As a student at Fareham College, our creative learning environment will provide an excellent route to your future career, university or further training.

Course Facilities

Our excellent facilities provide a fully-equipped, highly professional environment in which to train, with equipment and resources including:

  • Commercial-standard Gym141
  • 34m x 17.5m indoor sports hall
  • Multi-Use Outdoor Games Area (MUGA)
  • Exercise science lab
  • Sports therapy treatment room

Part Time Study

If you are interested in becoming a personal trainer, our industry-standard gym, sports science centre and newly refurbished sports hall will provide you with a first-class experience, whilst being taught by experts in the field.

We also offer a range of fitness classes and services, delivered by highly-qualified external providers within our purpose-built sport and training facilities. View our latest timetable at

AFC Portchester

Football Academy

Fareham College has recently partnered with AFC Portchester, one of the biggest youth development clubs in Hampshire, to form the AFC Portchester Football Academy.

Sports students who are selected to be part of the academy will have three hours of training a week coached by FA and UEFA coaches, as well as an individualised training programme to develop strength and conditioning.

Matches and training will take place at Portchester Stadium and students will compete against other colleges and academies. Those who excel will be given the opportunity to play for AFC Portchester in prestigious competitions such as the FA Youth Cup.