Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services

Your future starts here.


A career in the sports industry will allow you to make a positive impact on individuals, communities and wider society. This growing sector offers a huge range of career opportunities across the UK and the world.

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As well as a host of full-time courses, we also offer part-time courses in Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services where you can study at a location near you with daytime, evening and weekend options.

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Of NESCol sport, fitness and uniformed services students achieving SCQF Level 7 or 8 moved to work or further study¹

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It has been a fantastic journey and I have really challenged myself to get to where I am now. I have, and am still building up a good, loyal clientele base and I’m thankful to everyone who has supported me on my journey. You never stop learning.”

Karen Watson

Karen was in employment when she decided to join a part-time class at NESCol in an Introduction to Sport and Exercise Massage. She enjoyed this so much she signed up for the full-time HNC in Soft Tissue Therapy. She is now a self-employed Sports Massage Therapist.

Career opportunities

Ambulance Service, British Army, Coastguard, Fitness Instructor, Outdoor Activities Instructor, PE Teacher, Personal Trainer, Police Scotland, RAF, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Scottish Fire & Rescue, Scottish Prison Service, Sport & Exercise Scientist, Sport & Leisure Manager, Sports Coach, Sports Professional and Sports Rehabilitator.


Employed by the armed forces, police and fire services in Scotland²

Where you can study

Dedicated, enthusiastic and industry experienced teaching staff guide students through their chosen course. Comprehensive online resources, engaging classroom sessions and innovative practical experiences are used to provide a springboard to future careers. Our nurturing learning environment and supportive approach aims to get the best out of every individual and ensure NESCol students fulfil their potential in employment and life.

Study Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services in Aberdeen

  • 4,500+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 4 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

Our Aberdeen City Campus is situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.

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Study Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services in Fraserburgh

  • 950+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 2 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

The bright and modern Fraserburgh Campus provides a fantastic environment for NESCol students, staff and visitors.

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Study part-time

Part-time courses are offered at locations throughout the region.

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What our students think

In autumn 2023, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (88% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.

98% Of full-time students believe they are treated fairly
"NESCol is a fair, kind, welcoming environment, with friendly and supportive staff. I love coming here."
97% Of full-time students are satisfied with their course
"NESCol helped me gain my confidence again after a huge gap in my studies."
96% Of full-time students enjoyed attending College

Student stories

Don’t take our word for it!

Find out what our students think about studying at NESCol

Get in touch

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries.

Contact the team directly by calling 01224 612330, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing Student advisors are also available on LiveChat when the chat icon appears at the bottom of our website.

¹ Source: Scottish Funding Council
² Source: Scottish Government