This qualification covers both the theoretical and practical skills required to work in the sport industry, particularly in areas related to fitness and coaching. We give you the opportunity to learn new skills and put them into action. It is about learning in a fun and enjoyable environment, experiencing lessons not only in the classroom but in Gym 141, the exercise science laboratory, and MUGA.
During your course, you will study a number of specific units including:

  • Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition
  • Participating in sport
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Planning and running a sports event
  • Physical fitness and injury in sport.

Optional units of study include:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sports coaching
  • Volunteering in sport and fitness
  • Development of sporting skills and tactical awareness
  • Performance analysis for sport.

Learners will be given the opportunity to undertake optional study units and additional professional qualifications as well as industry-related work experience to boost employability.

Coaching awards and a Sports Leadership Certificate will be delivered alongside your study programme. In addition to this, those who aspire to be personal trainers will have the opportunity to complete a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, enabling you to work in a leisure/gym environment.

Learners who are interested in working in the leisure industry will be guided towards other professional qualifications such as lifeguarding.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.