Ideal if you're looking to go on to a career in sport, coaching or health and fitness, you'll get to develop your practical skills and build the knowledge you'll need for success in your future role. You'll be able to enjoy our excellent sporting facilities including our outdoor and indoor pitches, brand new multi-gym and extensive grounds. Plus, you'll also be able to extend your skills and contacts on your work placement.

Course content 

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that includes a work placement. You'll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. You'll enjoy a mixture of lectures, field trips, residential visits, practical sports and coaching activities.


Study programmes include a minimum of compulsory work experience hours achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme. 


We offer impartial careers guidance to all of our students, email to explore your next step or to book an appointment – we’re here to help.


All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer.

Our mission is to pair students with their ideal employer and to support them continuously during the placement.

There is flexibility on how students complete the placement; it can be during non-college weekdays, weekends, in blocks or over the holiday period. You will receive all of the necessary information during your interview, and if you have any queries in the meantime please contact

Course details

Dates & Location

September 2023


2 Years Full time

3 Days Per Week


If you will be over 19 on the start date of your course you maybe required to pay tuition fees. Please contact to confirm.

Entry Requirements


  • You'll need to have achieved 5 GCSEs between grade 9-4 including English, Maths and a Science 
  • Successful completion of a Level 2 course with a Merit in a related area and GCSE maths or English at grade c/4 or above

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered.

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be progress on to a Sports Science Degree with a Higher Education Institute or follow a career in the sports industry.


Year 1 Modules

The course is run as 2, one-year programmes, with the intention that those students completing year one successfully progress on to year 2.

Year 1 - Level 3 Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (Sport & Exercise)

  • Exercise Health & Lifestyle
  • Preparing for a career in Sport
  • Principles of Anatomy and physiology
  • Practical team sports
  • Practical individual Sports
  • Assessing Risk in sport
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Sports Coaching

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