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Sport (Fitness Service) Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

If you want to pursue a career in the fitness industry then this is an excellent place to start. This course will provide you with the underpinning skills and knowledge to aid your progression in to a career in fitness and the leisure industry. This qualification is equivalent in size to two A Levels. It is a two-year, full time course that meets entry requirements for learners who would like to progress to higher education as an exit route or even straight into employment within the fitness and leisure industry.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 4/​C or above including maths and English.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieveing well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Application of Fitness Training
  • Instructing Gym Based Exercise
  • Self-Employment in the Sports Industry
  • Exercise and Circuit Base Physical activity
  • Instructing Exercise to Music
  • Sport Injury Management



My tutors encouraged me to get real experience writing a sports column for the local paper, I now have a place on a Sports Journalism Degree at University.

Sarah Drew



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