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Study Programme - Sport, Fitness and Personal Training Level 3

Course Name 
Study Programme - Sport, Fitness and Personal Training Level 3Available for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body BTEC
Offering Code CEL3FIN1F000; DEL3FIN1F000; DEL3FIN2F000; DFL3FIN1F000; DPL3FIN1F000; DPL3FIN2F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
 
Course Overview

The health and fitness industry is continuing to grow, with over 7000 gyms in the UK and more than 10 million members, which means almost one in seven people in the UK is a member of a gym (State of the UK Fitness Industry Report, The Leisure Database, May 2019). This gives the industry a market value of more than £5 billion, meaning that there are many employment opportunities for people with industry-recognised health and fitness related qualifications. This suite of qualifications has embedded industry accreditation, which allows learners to progress directly to work in the sector or to further study.

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies. This ensures that it is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice to enable learners to enter direct employment in the health and fitness sector. Higher-education institutions have also been consulted to ensure that the qualification allows appropriate progression for those aspiring to go on to higher-level study. The qualification provides the knowledge and develops the skills and application required for professional accreditation with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the Chartered Institute of Management for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Gym Instructor standards. The Gym Instructor Standards are a prerequisite for all professional roles in the sector. On successful completion of the qualification, learners will be qualified to apply for membership of CIMPSA and REPs.

The subject group leader John Heaton has a range of industry experience in fitness and sport, including Personal Training, Sports Massage and Strength & Conditioning. 

He is also a 2 x British and 2x World Drug Free Bodybuilding Champion. 

What you will Study

Extended Certificate/Diploma

Learners taking this qualification will study three mandatory units: 

Year 1

Unit A: Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry 
Unit B: Health, Wellbeing and Sport 
Unit C2: Fitness Skills Development. 

Year 2

Unit D2: Personal Trainer Skills Development 
Unit 2: Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity 
Unit 4: Nutrition for Physical Performance 
Unit 21: Business and Technology in Personal Training

National Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma
 
Learners taking this qualification will study four mandatory units:

Year 1

Unit A: Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry 
Unit B: Health, Wellbeing and Sport 
Unit C2: Fitness Skills Development 
Unit 2: Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity.

Year 2

Unit D2: Personal Trainer Skills Development 
Unit E: Research Project in Sport (Pearson-set) 
Unit 2: Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity 
Unit 4: Nutrition for Physical Performance 
Unit 21: Business and Technology in Personal Training

The mandatory content gives learners an introduction to working in the sport and fitness industry and forms a basis for progression to further study. 

Part of the mandatory content also allows learners to develop technical skills in working with clients in a gym environment, carrying out gym inductions and leading small-group-based exercise supported by underpinning knowledge of the body and specific populations, which are all required to work as a Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer in the health and fitness industry.

Other optional Units will be delivered and assessed to give the learners as much knowledge and experience of the industry as possible.

How you will Learn

On a sports programme, you will learn through classroom teaching and activities incorporating IT access as well as practical application in a gym/fitness environment. 

The college has a designated strength and conditioning suite, fitness studio and massage suite. The learning is supplemented with engagement with industry specialists as you will complete a work placement as part of the Level 3 Sport programme.

Course Structure Classroom based: 35%
Practical work: 55%
Work placement: 10%
How you will be Assessed All study programme assessments are continuous throughout the academic year. Theory subjects are assessed through assignments, group work and presentations. Practical assessments are also continuous through the year, based on practical skills needed to be a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer.
Entry Requirements

Foundation Diploma
5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including both English and maths

Extended Certificate
4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English or maths

OR

Level 2 Sport gaining a merit portfolio grade plus GCSE grade 4 or above in English or maths or equivalent level 2 and GCSE grade 3 or level 1 in the other

Attendance Expectations As a full-time student you will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable and all personal tutorial sessions.
Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Further Study This qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to further study in higher education. It is recognised by higher-education providers as meeting entry requirements for many related degree programmes, such as a BA (Hons) in Health & Fitness and a BSc (Hons) in Diet, Fitness and Wellbeing. Learners should check entry requirements for degree programmes with providers.
Career Opportunities This qualification is aimed at learners looking to progress to employment, particularly self-employment, in the sector as a Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer. Self-employment in this industry is common, with many instructors working in a freelance capacity across a number of health and fitness providers in a local area. There may also be opportunities to progress into the sports industry as a fitness professional with further study i.e. Strength & Conditioning.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Sports Team on 01924 789752 or Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Sport
Client Group (W) 16-18
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Information last amended: 30 September 2022 12:59

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