Why Join Us
Our students benefit from first class academic and sporting programmes based at Prenton Park and the first team’s training ground.
An alternative to college, no formal education certificates are required to get started. Simply study with us and work towards one of our nationally recognised qualifications.
You could begin a career with us in Coaching, Nutrition, Scouting, Physio, Personal Training, Match Analysis or any other sports area which interests you.
With FA qualified tutors in place to develop your skills, extra-curricular sports activities and access to specialist work placements, we offer a unique and rewarding experience which supports our students in helping them reach their potential.
Combine this with opportunities to play professional competitive matches on behalf of Tranmere Rovers, coach and train abroad, and receive a maintenance loan up to £12,000 a year whilst with us.
Tranmere Rovers Sports College is the ideal place to continue your passion
Courses and Pathways
At the Tranmere Rovers Sports College, you could begin a career with us in any of the following areas:
- Sports Nutrition
- Strength and Conditioning
- Personal Training
Those with an added talent in football can progress onto the Tranmere Rovers Centre of Development where there are a wealth of opportunities to play higher-level football.
Those studying at the centre are able to partake in reserve team football for Tranmere Rovers alongside their qualification and can even be loaned out to other semi-professional sides.
The centre is suitable for players who may have been released from other clubs in the past, we have the facilities and experience to restart your career and give you new opportunities.
For both the Sports College and Centre of Development, students can apply for a Maintenance Loan of between £7-12,000 a year.
This money is given on top of any part-time jobs at Tranmere Rovers or loans to other clubs.
“I was working a job in Tesco before I came to this course, now I’m involved in the club on a daily basis and work with Futsal first team players. I’ve been able to practice my coaching with senior members of the team and have even been able to set up my own business doing what I love. It’s been a really great way to progress my skills.”
HND graduate Kevin has used the qualifications he gained at Tranmere to set up his own business in sports coaching. He is now employed by the club as an Assistant Coach for TRFC Futsal, gaining practical experience every day with a variety of players.
“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for a career before coming to Tranmere but the tutors have been brilliant with me and helped me gain all my BTECs through the sports college. I’ve really appreciated what everyone has done for me and now I’m working towards a higher diploma in teaching so I can give that help back to other people.”
Sam has been coming to the Sports College for two years, completing all of his BTEC qualifications through to Level 3 and progressing on to a Higher National Diploma in Teaching. He is also working at the college himself as an assistant tutor in Sports Performance.
“I’ve been a huge Tranmere fan all my life so having the opportunity to get involved with the club through the college has been amazing. I wasn’t sure of what area I wanted to go in to but working part-time as a secretary for the college has given me a real insight of how things work, I wouldn’t have been able to get that kind of experience anywhere else.”
Currently employed by the club as college secretary, Owen has shadowed senior admin staff at Tranmere Rovers matchdays and gained valuable experience in an elite sport environment. He is currently working his way through the HNC and hopes to go into full-time work soon.
“I originally came into Tranmere wanting to progress my footballing career but realised I had a real passion for strength and conditioning training after studying the different coaching modules at college. Now I want to carry on studying and get a qualification in personal training so I can work with professional athletes for a living.”
Reece came into the college when he was 16 with the hopes of becoming a semi-professional footballer, being at the college has allowed him to continue his skills in the game whilst also discovering a passion for strength and conditioning training. He now uses his training skills with the first team is working towards further qualifications.