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Sophie Ward

Working with young people with disabilities in a sports environment is always something I have wanted to do, and I would not have been able to do this without my qualifications.

Sophie Ward

FdSc Sport and Fitness

Why university and why Bede Sixth Form College?

It was the next natural step for me, after completing my BTEC Level 3 Sport. I knew how friendly and welcoming the college environment was and how supportive the tutors were. This was a huge factor for me when deciding where to study and I’m so glad I made that decision.

Why sport and fitness?

I have always been passionate about sport and fitness, and the different sectors of the industry. I knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in this area.

Best thing about your course?

The opportunities that I was given. I really enjoyed the Practical Experience in Sport and Fitness module, I went into a workplace and gained real experience. I also really enjoyed the practical sessions, as they were a great opportunity to get to know everyone on the course.

What experience have you gained?

I completed 60 hours of work experience, in my chosen sector and became more confident.

What do you think about the campus and teaching?

The campus is really welcoming and a pleasant place to study, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The facilities are amazing - there is a gym, sports hall, astro turf and rock-climbing wall, which we used regularly as part of the course. The lecturers are friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable about their subject specialisms. The support I received from my lecturers was second to none.

Ambitions for the future?

After completing my foundation degree, I went onto complete my bachelor’s degree, graduating with a 2:1.
I got a job at Stockton Riverside College in supporting learners with complex needs, and progressed to a learning support co-ordinator. Working with young people with disabilities in a sports environment is always something I have wanted to do, and I would not have been able to do this without my qualifications.