Sports Leadership & Fitness Qualifications

We offer opportunities for students to undertake vocational qualifications to support their Level 3 programme of A Levels and BTECs to enhance their CV, knowledge and skills. These include: Gym Instructing & Personal Training and Sports Leadership.

Sports Leadership Qualifications


These are great courses for any students wishing to develop their teamwork and leadership skills and support the growing numbers of sports leaders who make sport such a vibrant part of the community life today.

Students will learn how to plan and lead activity sessions and run sports events, working with children of different ages and abilities and support community sport activities.

The course is a mixture of theory and practical activity involving work in the college, local schools and community. This course links perfectly to voluntary work and participation in sport outside of college.

Gym Instructing & Personal Training

active IQ

These qualifications are awarded by Active IQ and professionally recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA), which allow you to work in the fitness industry.

Topics include; theoretical study on the human body in action, health and nutrition, training principles, fitness programming and working in the fitness industry.You will learn how to instruct fitness sessions in the gym, teaching different techniques and training methods to clients, as well as developing training programmes and reflective performance.

This is an excellent course for those wishing to enter the health and fitness sector with a wealth of career opportunities.

Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Programme


The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards are fun, adventurous and challenge based with three progressive levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students undertake a wide range of activities which aim to push their personal boundaries, enable them to gain new skills, as well as enhance their CVs and university applications. Students complete a personal programme of activities in the following areas: Volunteering, Physical Skills, Expedition and Residential.

Students applying to this course should have already undertaken their Bronze or Silver awards at school and are aiming to progress to the next level at college.

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training
Level 3 Certificate in Sports Leadership
Entry Requirements

Experience of gym-based exercises, including resistance training methods. (Gym Instructing & Personal Training)

Experience of leading or coaching in school or the community or a passion to enter this pathway. (Sports Leadership)
How The Course is Assessed

Professional competency through observation of practical instructing. Coursework, Multiple Choice Exam, Portfolio of Evidence. (Gym Instructing & Personal Training)

Assessed practical sessions, voluntary leadership hours and leadership log book. (Sports Leadership)
Transferable Skills
Teaching and leadership skills.
Other Information

This is Level 3 two-year course, with the option of completing a Level 2 in year one. (Gym Instructing & Personal Training)

This is a Level 3 course delivered over two years, with a Level 2 qualification achieved in Year 1 and the higher award in Year 2. (Sports Leadership)
Enquiries To
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