Course type:

Level 3 National Extended Diploma Sport (Fitness)

If you’re looking for a career in the fitness industry or hoping to progress onto a higher education sports degree, then this two-year course provides an excellent foundation for your development towards your goals.

You will learn through a mix of theory based and practical sessions and will study 14 modules with a mixture of fitness, instructing and sports science based modules. In addition to this, you will also get the chance to work with and instruct “specific groups” which could include older adults or people with disabilities.

In your first year, you will also complete your YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

What you will study

The modules you will study include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Business in Sport
  • Practical Fitness

Industry experience

Completing some work experience during your first and second years will allow you to gain first-hand experience of the industry as well as invaluable networking opportunities and contacts.

Career and education opportunities

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work experience all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You will have a wide variety of progression opportunities on completion of this course. Careers in fitness instruction or as a personal trainer are natural options after this course.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics and English Language.

Why study Sport at Hartpury College?

Hartpury is proud to be the number one sports college in the UK, with millions of pounds invested in recent years to ensure our Sport students can access the best learning, playing and teaching resources.

Hartpury student kicking a football

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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