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Diploma in Sport, Fitness and Personal Training - Year 1 (Advanced) - Level 3

Overview

This course is intended for post-16 learners who want to progress directly to self-employment in the health and fitness sector as a personal trainer.

Additionally, the breadth of optional content in the qualification allows learners to widen their opportunities to progress to a number of different higher-education courses.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

16-18 year old applicants:

You will need to supply a copy of your most up-to-date school/college report or a reference from a teacher/employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021.

19+ year old applicant:

Mature students (those aged 19 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. You will also be required to supply a written reference either from a recent educational institution or employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact admission@wnc.ac.uk for further advice.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20212 yr(s)1543A1176FREEFREE* to £4670.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

Year one of a two year programme.

Location

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical and task-based work
  • Projects
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Observation
  • Presentations

What does the course lead to?

  • Personal trainer
  • Gym instructing
  • Leisure Centre attendants

What will I study?

Study modules include:

  • Careers in the sport and active leisure industry
  • Fitness skills development
  • Self-employment in sport and physical activity
  • Nutrition and physical performance
  • Fitness testing
  • Organising events in sports and physical activities

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

  • University level courses in sports related subjects.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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