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Course Overview

This course will teach you a wide range of skills that will help make the choice of what you would like to study at university or what area of employment you wish to go into. You will also have an opportunity to gain a recognised Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training which will prepare you for employment or self-employment in the fitness industry.

There are NO EXAMS on this course

Whilst studying you can participate in enrichment programmes and be involved with the academy of sport

Don’t forget the variety of trips and the opportunity to take part in a free international work experience programme

When you have completed this course you will walk away with TWO industry recognised qualifications – NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity and NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

Level 3
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
Course Fees
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Units and Structure

The course consists of 9 units:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Massage
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Work Experience
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Team Sport

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

5 GCSEs grade A-C including English and Maths.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
Gain a Level 3 Personal Training qualification with this course!

Student Comment

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As part of the course I have taken part in a range of work experience. I have coached in a number of primary schools as part of the college assessment. I have helped the College Sports Maker plan and deliver coaching and fitness sessions and a specific example was with the Life Skills group who have specific learning needs and physical impairments which I had to plan and adapt the sessions to their requirements. Doing this has improved my communication and has given me a greater understanding of the professional aspect sports coaching.

I have also represented the College on their Netball and Football teams. I really enjoyed this as I got to play the sports I love while being on programme. The College has supported me throughout my time here. They have helped me with my future career plans and I know exactly where I want to be and what I had to do to get there.

Ricci Neale Sport Level 3 Extended

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Telephone: 0800 358 7575
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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

5 GCSEs grade A-C including English and Maths.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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