Bristol Rovers Community Trust's BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Boxing) is a two-year Course suitable for post-16 students of all boxing abilities who have a keen interest in developing a clear path into opportunities within the sport industry.

For this programme you can train in the famous Empire Boxing Gym in Easton. This is a unique opportunity to train alongside professional boxers in one of the country's most successful boxing gyms.


Participants will get the opportunity to train with boxers from all levels, including the world class talents of former World Champions Lee Haskins and Lee Selby. Sessions will be under the expert eyes of Chris Sanigar, Alan Thompson and Empire's own team of experienced coaches. From skipping, bagwork, padwork, sparring and circuits you will learn everything you need to allow you to compete for the Empire Amatuer Boxing Club and follow in the footsteps of all the previous champions, both amateur and professional.


Empire Fighting Chance pride themselves on their friendly, easy going atmosphere so you'll soon feel part of the team. Participants in this programme will also get the opportunity to attend many of the professional boxing shows hosted in Bristol.


Academic Qualification

BTEC Level 3 in Sport, Development, Coaching

& Fitness Pathway

  • Opportunity for a qualification, equivalent to three A-Levels

  • 12 hours of education per week

  • 6 hours of Boxing per week

  • 19 units relating to physical education, ranging from Anatomy and Physiology to Sport as a Business

  • Assessed through weekly coursework across the two years

  • Opportunities to take part in national and international trips

Whilst studying BTEC Sport
  • Volunteering and work opportunities with Bristol Rovers Community Trust

  • Work-experience as Bristol Rovers Football Club

  • Opportunities to gain valuable coaching experience

  • ABA Level 1 Award

Where can I go after?

74% of our students continue their studies, joining universities in the UK and USA. Sports media, marketing, physiotherapy and football coaching are just a few of the many career paths available to those that study with us. 

Associated Costs

This course if FREE to enrol on to for all students. There is however a compulsory £400 cost (split over 2 years) for Bristol Rovers kit and a Boxing Qualification

Prerequisites to Apply
  • A Minimum of 4 Level 4 Grades at GCSE

  • An interest towards playing regular boxing

Further Information

For further information on the course please email:

Click below for a copy of our application form.

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