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Sport & Public Services

Our Sport and Uniform Public Services courses cover a variety of topics, including Sport Science, Fitness, UPS, Football, Rugby and more. Our staff are experts in their field, with backgrounds and experience that benefit learners directly during their course. With excellent facilities, both in and out of the classroom, we encourage our learners to be hands on and get involved with everything on offer.

Most of these courses take place at our Middleton campus - although Sport at Rochdale AFC takes place at the club - with trips and events that can often be off-site. Our courses range from Level 1 through to Level 5 (HE), so we have options for everyone. No matter where you want to go in your career, our programmes can help you get there.

With links to the public services and local sports facilities and clubs, your journey doesn't stop at the end of your course; we'll help you with the next steps. The services such as the Army, Navy, Marines and more come to visit our campus regularly. The Passing Out Parade is a fantastic showcase of our UPS students. Our Football Academy are the reigning champions. There's a lot to shout about.

Join our winning team

Our football and rugby academies have produced a numerous sports stars in the past 20 years. With ex-professionals employed to teach and coach, plus partnerships with Barrow FC and Rochdale AFC, Hopwood Hall students have a unique opportunity to learn from the very best, and in some cases train with their first team.

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To see how our teams are currently performing - read the weekly match reports in our News section.

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  • Our Sport and UPS Twitter account has pictures and videos of our learners in action. Check it out!

Browse the pages below to find more information on our courses.