Entry requirements

You will need a proven interest in sports or live production and an ability to work as part of a team. You’ll be practically- minded and have a good general education, and have an aptitude and passion for editing and/or camera work.

While many applicants will have a degree from a British or overseas university, we will consider applicants who do not have a degree if they have an impressive portfolio, a creative track record or an alternative qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Want to produce state-of-the-art sports and live events coverage?

This unique Professional Diploma, delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the leading producers of sports programming in the world, teaches you the vital skills required to take on Sports Producer roles with experience and confidence.

“This course is ideal for anyone who wants to get into the sports TV industry. The expertise is great as well as the access to established sports producers and the fantastic facilities at the NFTS.” - Flynn Hamilton, 2019 graduate

This is a practical course in which you will learn about all forms of sports production, including creating your own stories and collaborating with students in other specialisms. You will be equipped with the skills required to produce state-of-the-art sports and live events coverage, highlights content and more so you graduate confident in the skills needed to fill these in-demand roles.

You will have access to the NFTS’ high quality production facilities including our 4K television studio, complete a four-week work experience placement at IMG Studios and visit other major sports production houses.

What You Will Study

The course philosophy is that you learn by ‘doing’ as well as understanding theory and developing a variety of practical and creative skills.

Specific areas taught and practised are:

  • Sports programming landscape in the UK and worldwide
  • Filming, editing and scripting sports features
  • Developing, pitching and responding to Requests for Information and Proposal (RFI/RFPs)
  • Managing people and being managed
  • Working in teams
  • Introduction to live event coverage
  • Budgeting for sports productions
  • Specialist workshops and exercises
  • Graduation projects

Information for international students

This course is open to UK applicants and EU/EEA Nationals with UK pre-settled/settled status (subject to meeting residency requirements) and applicants who are currently in the UK on a valid visa for the full duration of the course.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for fees information. All production costs are included in the course fees, including the use of School facilities and equipment.

The NFTS awards more scholarships and bursaries to British students, relative to the size of our student body, than almost any other educational institution in the UK. Scholarships available include an IMG Scholarship for applicants from under-represented groups. If you’re successful at gaining a place on the course, you will be contacted by our funding team with details on how to apply for one of these scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Diploma
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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