Academic requirements include four GCSEs at grade 4/C or above or equivalent. You must also demonstrate a high level of commitment and enthusiasm during the interview process.
You are required to purchase college Sports uniform, which you will be expected to wear during all lessons at college.
Over the academic year students will complete three vocational qualifications:
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym based)
Level 2 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport.
On top of these formal qualifications, you will also have the opportunity to gain a number of Sports Leadership awards. You will work alongside teaching staff to gain 30 hours’ work experience during the course, which will involve supporting local Door Step Clubs, Sports Festivals, etc.
Various activities and events are organised by the Students’ Union. Within the Sports department, we organise outdoor adventure activity days and residential trips (with subsidised activities). College sports teams compete in the Association of Colleges Sport Leagues. You will also have the chance to lead activities in local primary schools.
Assessments are assignment based with no formal exams, just coursework, log books, and practical observations.
Following completion of this one-year course, you are able to apply directly for jobs within the Fitness Industry as a qualified Fitness Instructor as well as applying for jobs within the Sports Coaching Sector. If you wish to continue your studies, you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Sport that is equivalent to two A Levels.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*