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Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
Merit in Level 2 NCFE Health and Fitness Award
Grade 4 in English (language or literature)
Grade 4 in maths

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Why study Level 3 Sport?

What will I study during the course duration?

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology: An examined unit engaging students in understanding how different body systems work including the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and energy systems. 

Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being: An examined unit whereby students explore client screening and lifestyle assessments, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being.  

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry: Students will explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Students will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

Unit 4: Sports Leadership: Students study what makes a good leader, the different capacities of this role, and the leadership skills and techniques necessary when leading activities in different roles.

Career opportunities and Future study

This qualification lends itself to a range of career pathways in sports and fitness as well as other industries and these will be regularly discussed throughout the duration of the course. The requirements of the qualification mean that you will develop transferable skills that are highly regarded by higher education and employers.

Possible career pathways that are both directly and indirectly linked to the qualification include:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Personal trainer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Sports coach
  • Sports therapist
  • Clinical scientist, cardiac sciences
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Outdoor activities manager
  • Fitness centre manager
  • Primary school teacher
  • Sports administrator
  • Sports development officer
  • Choreographer
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • Nutritionist
  • Sport and exercise psychologist