Sport: Fitness and Leisure Management Pathway, Extended Diploma
This Level 3 pathway provides the skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare you for employment in the fitness and leisure industry. You will become highly proficient in fitness and leisure management.
The pathway covers a range of study areas such as anatomy, physiology, nutrition, technology in sport, fitness testing, specialist training and programming, sports injuries and fitness instructing. Our new Health and Active Living Skills Centre provides you with the opportunity to experience industry standard facilities alongside this programme of study.
This is a Licence to Practice programme and as such you will work towards qualifying as a CIMSPA recognised L3 Personal Trainer. Fitness Instructing and Personal Training are the most in-demand skills within the region. Year 1 option available for 18+ learners who are looking to pursue a career within the fitness and leisure sectors. The 1-year qualification will work towards you qualifying as a CIMSPA Level 2 Gym Instructor and allow you to progress onto Higher Education.
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is assessed by exams, coursework, presentations and practical activities.
What could I do after this course?
This programme will enable you to progress onto a degree in Sport Studies or Sport Studies (Football) at University Centre Weston. Additionally, you can progress to university to study sport, fitness and management related fields, or gain employment in a variety of areas, including gym instructing, personal training and/or other related fitness and leisure management roles.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English or maths.
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What our students say
Cassidy Escott, Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3
"Weston college had provided me with countless opportunities within my studies and playing which has allowed me to go onto one of the best sporting universities in the UK and the world. I felt That throughout my time at the college I was heavily supported and guided so I could persuade my aspirations. I chose to study sport and exercise science as it allowed me to have a broader insight into the sports industry helping to make the decision of university becoming easier. During my time at the college, I was lucky enough to get a once-in-a-lifetime work placement with Bristol bears ladies in sports analysis where I helped to film and code both training and games."
Former school: Hans Price Academy
Studied: Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3
What next? Cassidy is progressing to Loughborough University to complete a degree in Sport Science, Coaching and Physical Education.