We provide world-class coaching, high-performance facilities and expert sports-science support alongside academic and vocational programmes.
There will be classroom-based assignments, but mostly you will work and train as an athlete. The majority of students undertake a BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science or Sport, but you can also study A Levels alongside your training.
Through our partnerships with Reading Football Club Community Trust, Bracknell Town FC and Bracknell Cobras and Playermaker Basketball Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue a professional sporting career whilst studying to achieve a recognised qualification at one of our colleges. Depending on your athlete development stage, you’ll have access to:
Martin Amoo-Gottfried, Director of Basketball and Head coach of the BWC Basketball Academy, is representative of the calibre of coaches we have across all our sports academies, having been successful during both a playing and coaching career, winning league and National titles in the US. He also played professionally in the BBL and for the GB National team.
As of 2020, there were approximately 14,000 full-time sports players employed in the UK. In total, there are over 300,000 people employed in the UK in sports-related job roles, with 12,500 new openings per year. These include roles such as sports coaches, instructors, and match officials.
Activate Learning has an excellent track record of developing international athletes and coaches within football, in partnership with Banbury United FC, Bracknell Town FC and Reading FC.
In 2019, we expanded our sports academy offer, to include Rugby Union in partnership with Wasps RFC, now known as Activate Rugby Academy. Delivered out of the City of Oxford College, it has become one of only eight colleges in the country to be given England Rugby Partner College status.
Josh, Reading FCRead my storyAs an employed member of staff I have been given the opportunity to attend training courses at the Premier League offices which has been really special.