Qualification Type


Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or above in English and science.

Previous completion of GCSE PE or BTEC level 2 is highly advantageous. Sports uniform is compulsory to every lecture.


Coursework based with practical sport elements in every module

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Throughout the duration of the course students are able to work with local primary schools delivering festivals, and must attend an outdoor education trip.
Find out how fit you are. What foods will affect your performance? Face your fears on the high ropes and ultimate assault course, take part and coach others in a variety of sports.

Course Overview

Year 1

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology: Understand the key components of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

The Physiology of Fitness: Create gym training programs and understand the importance of testing your body to the limit. Assessing Risk in Sport: Understand the numerous risks and ways to reduce these in sport.

Fitness Testing for Sport and exercise: Test your fitness levels by understanding your body and what makes it tick.

Year 2

Sports Coaching: Develop your knowledge of coaching others. Sports Nutrition: Apply the relevant nutritional components to help improve your sports performance. Outdoor and Adventurous Activities: Climbing, kayaking, high ropes and OAA based activities.


On successful completion of this Level 3 qualification, you could go on to study a range of courses at university such as sport sciences, sports coaching, sport & exercise development or sports journalism. A range of work-based training opportunities such as apprenticeships would also be available to you.


Gym Instructor; personal trainer; sports coach or a sports coordinator.