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Sports and Public Services

Find a course with a strong emphasis on physical fitness, leadership, and community engagement.

Great Progression Routes

All of our courses are designed to help you progress into higher education or your chosen career in a range of sporting fields.

Our Careers and Student Services team can help you with career advice and university application guidance. They are available whenever you need them.

Unique student experiences

There are many opportunities throughout the year for you to take your skills to the limit.
This includes competitions at sporting venues across the county and the chance to represent the College at these.
These will help you develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills whilst building your sports expertise.

Our Facilities

As a Sport and Public Services student, you can make the most of our on-site facilities.

Facilities include:

  • A spacious sports hall
  • A gym with modern equipment
  • MUGA pitch

Elevate your fitness journey with us, and discover a world of fitness amenities in a welcoming atmosphere.


How you apply for a course at EKC Folkestone College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our range of Sports courses here at EKC Folkestone College.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply on our website and application portal for the subject area you want to study.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an applicant day, where your skills will be tested to see which course is right for you.

Meet our Sports Lecturer

Sophie Robinson

Sophie has been part of the EKC Folkestone College team since September 2023 and is helping us drive Sport across the College.

She has been working in education for five years and has a range of sports expertise that can help students develop on their journey.

Her favourite sport is Rowing.

Front of the EKC Folkestone College campus

Career prospects

Professional Athlete
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.
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I’ve really enjoyed studying here. We learn lots of sports throughout the year including some that I hadn’t even heard of before I came to College.

It’s definitely been a good experience where I can learn lots of new skills and practice things that I haven’t had the opportunity to do so before.

Sport and Exercise Science student

With every session, I feel like I’m getting closer to what I want to do with my future.

I love sports and being here has allowed me to be myself. I’ve achieved things that I didn’t think were possible when I was at school.

Sport and Exercise Science student

The sport sessions are lots of fun. We all get to have a laugh and work together as friends in addition to building skills with engaging practical tasks.

We also get dedicated time for much needed theory based knowledge.

Sport and Exercise Science student

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.