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Fitness Services in Sport, Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Full Time


The course includes the theory behind sport, health, exercise and leadership complimented with practical activities to reinforce learning. It will test your sporting knowledge and your own practical ability by covering skills and theory based modules, whilst also developing your health and fitness and wellbeing understanding. The first year consists of 4 Units and is equivalent to 1 A Level with the addition of a Level 2 Gym Instructor certificate. The second year leads on to a second A Level and deepens skills and knowledge around key subject areas, with an additional sports industry qualification.

In addition to your main programme, if required, you will study English and Maths. Depending on your grades on entry, you will study either Functional Skills or GCSE's English and Maths. Please check our English and Maths page for further information.

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Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's at A*- C or 4-9 grade, including English Language
For progressing students- a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport at a Merit (with Anatomy and Physiology exam at a minimum of L2 Pass) and an English Language or maths at grade 4 or above.

Learning Outcomes

Specific Modules that could be studied may include:

Year 1:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (Exam)
  • Fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing (Exam)
  • Professional development in Sport
  • Sports Leadership

Year 2:
Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry (Exam)
Skill Acquisition in Sport (Exam)
Leisure Centre Operations
Sports Injury Management


Assessment is varied and will combine a variety of methodologies including external examinations, assignments, presentations and professional discussion.


On successful completion of this course, you may progress to an alternative level 3 courses are also available at the College or a degree at a University or College. City College Norwich offers a BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise Science.

Please ensure that you check UCAS points required at your University choices.

Career Progression

The sport and active leisure industry supports over 450,000 jobs in the UK. Over the last five years it has become a 20 billion industry and experts predict it will continue to grow faster than other sectors in the economy. This course will allow you to progress onto many careers which include sport and a gym instructor or leisure centre assistant, personal trainer, sport development, sports nutrition. Some of these careers will require further study at degree level. For further information about specific job roles please check the National Careers Service.


There will be costs for equipment, uniform and trips. These include: Approximately £100-120 for uniform, £20 course materials, £100 contribution for enrichment activities

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