Aimee’s dream is to go professional in football, but she is also studying to create her own business in sports recovery and has found the BTEC is helping her acquire the knowledge and expertise needed to advance both on and off the field.
She said: “I enjoy the course very much and have learnt so much since coming to the College. The tutors are first class, and I wouldn't be able to get the grades I have if it wasn't for the tutors being there to help whenever I needed them.
During my time, I have enjoyed learning more about sports recovery and the science behind elite sports performance. I have also acquired a wide range of knowledge in health and fitness, nutrition, sports coaching, strength and conditioning, sports injuries and more, which has really supported my career ambitions and improved my overall performance.”
Having recently got called up to train with the Northern Ireland Senior Women and with the world at her feet. Aimee advises others in a similar situation to pursue education. She would recommend studying Sport and Exercise courses locally at the College as they are designed to support athletes and those with a natural interest.
As for the future, Aimee said: "My full focus would be football, and if it doesn't work out, then I will have my qualifications, which is vital in the long run. Upon completion, I plan to progress to the foundation degree at the College or even go for a scholarship to play football in America."
For those interested in a career within the ever changing Sport and Exercise Sector, SWC offer a wide range of flexible courses from Level 2 to BSc Hons degree in areas such as sport and exercise, strength and conditioning, personal and group training as well as gym instructing.
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