Sport - Level 3
Course Code: TS1FE140
The aim of this course is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and expertise in order to build a career within the fitness, leisure and sports industry.
The course is for those wishing to study the coaching, sports development and fitness aspects.
You will be able to analyse the health and fitness, design exercise programmes, analyse human movement, treat and prevent sports injuries, develop your knowledge of individual and team sports and organise sports events.
There is an option for students with GCSE grade 4 or higher in both maths and English on entry to achieve a Level 2 Gym Instructors qualification in year 1 and top this up to a full Level 3 Gym Instructors qualification in year 2.
You will need 5 GCSEs at minimum grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, including English and Maths.
Alternatively, you will have a suitable level 2 qualification at Merit level along with a grade 4/C or higher in GCSE English and Maths.
All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself.
The course combines group work, practical sessions and dedicated self-study periods. This needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Moodle, our virtual learning environment.
E-learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for examinations.
The main programme totals 540 learning hours a year, which equates to around 16 timetabled hours a week. On top of this you will spend up to 2.5 hours a week developing your maths and English depending on the level you're at. A further 1.5 hours a week is needed for progress meetings to ensure you're on track to achieve your learning goals.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.