Academy of Sport
The Worthing College Academy of Sport is a centre of sporting excellence that offers unrivalled opportunities for young people in Sussex and on the South Coast.
Our holistic sport, fitness and wellbeing offer consists of five strands:
- Sports Education
- Sports Performance
- Sports Apprenticeships
- Active Health and Wellbeing
- Community and Partners
Our mission and commitment is to:
Be the Sussex and South Coast college of first choice for young sports-people with high aspirations.
Deliver outstanding provision for all.
Best prepare students for further and higher education and employment. Attract and retain the most talented and committed staff.
Be inwardly and outwardly focused to ensure that our provision continually meets the needs of our students, staff and the local and wider communities.
Develop into a strategic hub for external sports agencies and organisations.
Academy of Sport: Sports Performance:
As a first step you should apply to study at Worthing College. Your application should state your chosen Sports Performance squad in the 'Subjects to Study' section of your application. Squads are available in the following sports:
- Football (Men's)
- Football (Women's)
After your application is received by the college you will be sent an interview date and time. At the interview we will discuss your academic and sporting goals and a programme of study will be tailored to meet your needs.
The highly competitive selection process involves a trial and a reference from a PE teacher or current coach. Trials are normally held in May with final selection confirmed by the end of June.
Although not a requirement, many of our Sports Performance students do study one of our sports related qualifications. In this prospectus you will find details of:
- Golf Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE)
- Physical Education AS/A Level
- Sport Level 2 BTEC Diploma
- Sport Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
- Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
Sports qualifications are amongst the most popular and successful at the College. Our talented, experienced and committed staff use the latest teaching methods and technology to inspire students to successfully complete their qualification of choice.
Our outstanding Sports Performance programme is delivered by our team of successful and renowned coaching staff.
Academy of Sport: Active Health and Wellbeing
Did you know that between the ages of 16-19 you are most likely to stop participating in physical activity than at any other time in your life?
The college Active Health and Wellbeing initiatives are focused on supporting the development of positive lifelong habits and healthy lifestyles for all students.
Every day at college offers different Active Health and Wellbeing opportunities. From Street Dance to Spinning to Table Tennis to Yoga we ensure that our provision meets the needs of all students.
The college also holds regular whole day events to promote health and wellbeing. Local and regional clubs and agencies support us with these events.