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R.E.A.L. Education Gives Learners a Sporting Chance of Career Success

Learners aspiring to a career in sport, health or fitness can take advantage of qualifications being delivered by R.E.A.L. Sports at Pleasley (formally Glapwell Sports) at the newly refurbished Pleasley Landmark Centre.  

REAL Sports at Pleasley will be kicking-off the academic year in their new venue following the refurbishment of the centre, which includes a superb new sports hall and gym. 

Qualifications delivered at this site include the Level 1 BTEC in Sport and Active Leisure and the BTEC Work Skills Award. Learners studying with our sports provision develop a range of sporting skills and techniques, as well as the personal skills and attributes needed for working in the industry. Alongside sport and leisure theory lessons, learners have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of team and individual sports, such as football, hockey, golf, swimming, cycling, ice-skating and cricket.

On this course, learners develop new skills through trying a variety of sports and can find creative ways of physically expressing themselves in a supported environment.

Tristram Whitman, Group Provision Manager – 

“Team sports provide excellent opportunities for learners to enhance their social and communication skills, and to develop good working relationships with others.

“Learners enrolled over the last twelve months have also benefited from valuable off-site learning experiences. These have included: stadium and museum tours; visits to local facilities and sporting venues; and taking part in regional sporting tournaments.

“We’re proud to see learners leaving our courses with the qualifications and life skills needed to progress onto their chosen career pathway; whether that is further education or employment.”

R.E.A.L. Education boasts one of the broadest alternative provision curriculum offers in the UK. With a huge range of education programmes to suit all ages, abilities, ambitions and interests,  R.E.A.L. Education really does offer a truly unique, bespoke learning experience.

We have places available on this course now! To enquire, please contact us at


RAPS Mansfield will became RIS Mansfield on 27th May. The new RIS website will be launching shortly.

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