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Sports and Public Services

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

Sport student working out in the gym

EKC Canterbury Sports Centre

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

Facilities include:

  • A spacious sports hall
  • A contemporary gym with modern equipment
  • Fitness studio with wooden semi-sprung flooring

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

Our doors are open to everyone – other students, the public and local businesses.


gym facilities at canterbury college

Great Progression Routes

All of our courses are designed to help you progress into higher education or your chosen career. Former students of EKC Canterbury College have progressed into careers in the Police, Fire Services, the Army, Kent Cricket and more.

Public services trip

Unique student experiences

In the summer, our Public Services students had an exciting week away in Cornwall.
They put their fitness skills to the test with a range of different activities, including coasteering, surfing and rock climbing.
There are many opportunites throughout the year for our Sports and Public Services students to take their skills to the limit.
Public services students working

How you apply for a course at Canterbury College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our range of Sports and Public Services courses here at EKC Canterbury 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

For Sports and Public Services students, come along to an interview/applicant day, where your skills will be tested to see which course is right for you.

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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Public services Joe

“Our tutors are really supportive and all have previous experience working in the Public Services industry and we learn a lot from them. We get involved with many activities and volunteering, and have regular opportunities to meet employers from the industry.”

Joe Edwards
Public Services student
Public services George

“I really enjoy the Sports course as we are taught a wide range of units about the subject which cover a lot of aspects. We get involved in different tournaments which are really fun, and have the chance to gain extra qualifications to boost our CV even further. The tutors are really supportive and friendly too.”

George James
Sports student
Public services Leslee

“The Public Services course is so varied and the activities that we take part in are brilliant. Coming to College has been a completely different experience to school. When I leave I want to join the Police.”

Leslee Twyman
Public Services 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.