UC Sport



Study up to degree level with the sports industry experts

Kick start your career with our Sports HE programmes.

Universal Centre of Sport (UCS) specialises in offering Undergraduate programmes up to degree level in the sports industry.​

We have been delivering Higher Education Programmes in partnership with some of the biggest names in the education and sporting world since 2014, such as Activate Learning, and UCC.

Our Education Partners

​UCS offers an outstanding stepping stone, providing opportunities to develop coaching, employability and management skills necessary to be successful in your chosen career. 

​We are proud of our outstanding success and achievement rates and have campuses throughout the country. We may have one on your doorstep. Search here

Regulation: Both Activate Learning and UCC are regulated by The Office for Students as providers of Higher Education. OfS reports to Parliament through the Department for Education. 


Why Choose UCS?

Your future is important to us


Academic Excellence

At UCS, we pride ourselves on an academic programme that prepares higher education students for the world of academia, sport and fitness.

While much is expected of our staff to build academic excellence in our students, we build an environment of leadership, motivation, innovation and professionalism to allow students to take ownership of their learning journey.

As a learning community, UCS work collaboratively to empower students to feel a sense of ownership in all areas of their learning journey.

Employability Skills

Our goal is to provide students with hands-on experience in education that prepares them for the ever-changing world of employment.

Whilst subject-specific knowledge is important to employers, employability skills are essential to professional success.

Employability skills are transferable skills needed in every job, such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative, planning, organising, self-management and lifelong learning. All of which are developed and enhanced at UCS.

Outstanding Success

The core of the UCS student body has forward thinking industry professionals with an outstanding success rate of supporting students to complete our programmes and move into education or employment.

They ensure students gain added value in deeper knowledge and best practices, leading to an outstanding experience in the sports industry. 


Student Success Stories

Any programme is only as good as it's students.

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James Holmes
Student Ambassador HND

‘’The demands of managing an education course and a high training load taught me valuable lessons and life skills that have been important in my life since. With UCS, I have now completed both the HNC and HND In Sport and Exercise Science, the most rewarding and intellectually inspiring period of my education and career so far, securing a Distinction in both years of study."

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Ondrej Prielozny
Student Ambassador HNC

Ondrej enrolled with UCS on the Level 4 HNC in Sport and Exercise Science program for 2020-21. They both worked as paid student ambassadors for UCS and were involved in social media promotion and our unique peer mentoring opportunity across our FE provision. This has assisted in their development as learners and CV building.

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Scott Pollock HND 
Northampton Town F.C

Signed as a professional by Northampton Town FC, Scott chose to continue his education with UCS in 2019-20 by completing the Level 4 HNC in Sport and Exercise Science alongside full time training. 

Scott has successfully managed to continued to combine his training/matchday schedule at Northampton Town F.C. with his studies on the second year HND programme for 2020-21 achieving Distinction grades overall.