Course type:
Diplomas

Level 3 Foundation/Subsidiary Diploma Sport (Fitness)

Overview

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

You will learn through a mix of theory based and practical sessions, studying 9 modules on your BTEC programme over the course of the year. This will give you a solid grounding in all aspects of fitness, instructing and sports science. You’ll also complete an industry recognised YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, meaning you will be a qualified fitness instructor on completion of the course. You can see them below: 

A work placement will allow you to gain first-hand experience of the industry as well as invaluable networking opportunities and contacts.

 

Structure 1:

  • Fitness Testing
  • Instructing Physical Activity
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Psychology for Sport
  • The Athlete’s Lifestyle
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade C (or 4 where numerical grades are being used) or above including English Language and Maths

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.

 

Key information

  • Finance

    There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. For the lowdown on everything finance related you can click below. 

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  • Accommodation

    Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • Transport

    If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. 

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A Levels or a Diploma?

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