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RUCST | Study with Rotherham United Sports College

17 June 2020


RUCST | Study with Rotherham United Sports College

17 June 2020

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Due to the current Covid-19 situation, STUDENTS at Rotherham United Sports College are continuing their academic studies from home using online learning platforms.

Tutors will remain in contact with all students on a daily basis as well as delivering online classes and tutorials. The interactive learning environment will mean there is minimal disruption to the students’ learning and we are confident that the current situation won’t have any impact on their predicted achievement.

The tutors would like to congratulate all learners who are working hard at home to complete their assignments and continue their learning.


The Sports College are also still recruiting for our wide range of courses starting in September 2020. If you are interested in pursuing a career working in the sports industry and wish to continue your education into further or higher education then check out our courses below.

This week Education Manager, James Mahoney, has spoken with each Year 11 that has already signed up to one of our courses starting in September. “All Year 11’s across the country are going through a period of uncertainty as they would normally be preparing for their GCSE exams. Naturally they will be anxious – as will their parents, however we wanted to assure them that the current situation won’t have any impact on their place on the courses they have applied for.”

The Sports College are also pleased to announce that ALL Year 11 students who have signed up to our courses starting in September will now receive unconditional places. This will also take effect for all new applicants.

Any new applicants will be contacted by the Education team to discuss the next steps in the application process.

To find out more about out courses please download our 2020/21 prospectus here:

If you would like to apply for one of our courses starting in September 2020 you can complete the application form here:



At Rotherham United Sports College we deliver a number of high quality academic programmes of study in Further and Higher Education. We pride ourselves on excellence by ensuring that all of our teachers are fully qualified and provide learners with the latest resources and technology, in order to enhance learning.

Based at the New York Stadium, we boast state of the art classrooms and health space as well as having access to a range of practical facilities in the local area.

The various study programmes combine academic studies with a practical sporting experience and are aimed at young people who have a passion for sport and a desire to progress to University or employment within the sporting industry.

We currently offer a number of courses and programmes in the form of:

Further Education

Level 1 BTEC ‘Sport & Active Leisure’ (1 Year Full-time)
Level 2 NCFE Diploma ‘Sport’ (1 Year Full-time)
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma ‘Sport Performance & Excellence’ (2 Years Full-time)

Higher Education

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development
Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Development
BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up)


Students who enrol on to any of the courses have the unique opportunity to train and play various sports competitively on a weekly basis against other professional clubs and athletes.

Rotherham United FC Football Shadow Academy (In partnership with Rotherham United FC)
Rotherham United Male Football Development Squad
Rotherham United Women U19’s (Football & Futsal)
Rugby Academy (in partnership with Rotherham Titans)
Hockey Academy (in partnership with Rotherham Hockey Club)
Esports Academy (in partnership with Rotherham Utd Official Esports)


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