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Course Mode
Start Date
Start / End Time
6:00pm - 9:00pm
20 Weeks
Milnthorpe Road Campus

Sport & Outdoor Adventure

Fitness is a growing industry in the UK, and more than 400,000 people work in the sport and outdoor industries. And where better to learn your trade than in the stunning natural adventure playground of the Lake District. This is a job we would all look forward to getting up in the morning for!

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Course Overview

The government has set a target of achieving 70% of the population participating in sport and physical activity. This course will provide learners with the skills to help the nation achieve a healthier lifestyle. Exercise and fitness is a massive growth area in the UK, with a government drive towards reducing obesity and improving the nations health.

This course will prepare you for a career in the sport and active leisure industry as a personal trainer. It will allow you to plan and instruct individual and small group exercise to a range of different clients in a variety of settings.

Throughout this qualification you will develop an understanding of the theory underpinning personal training, including anatomy and physiology, principles of exercise and fitness, how to support clients, health and safety, and the principles of nutrition.

During your course you will study a variety of modules:
- Applied anatomy and physiology for activity, health and fitness
- Client motivation and lifestyle management
- Programming personal training sessions
- Delivering personal training sessions
- Nutrition to support a physical activity programme
- Business acumen for personal trainers

The course will include practical and theory. A range of assessment methods will be used including written reports, session plans, designing training programmes and practical observations.

Entry Requirements

You should have the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based exercise) and four GCSEs at A*-D including English, or a Level 1 Diploma at Merit or Distinction.

Potential students should have a positive, motivating, can do attitude and be willing to work both as part of a team or on their own. Applicants are expected to have the skills to work with and motivate a variety of different clients.

You will be required to attend College one evening per week and gain some relevant experience in the health and fitness industry.

After Your Course

This course will prepare you for more responsible roles at work. The course will develop your communication, organisation and planning skills.

During the course you will be supported in finding a suitable job in the health and fitness industry, such as personal trainer or leisure club manager. You may also progress to a degree or other higher level courses.

Recognition of your qualifications by employers can also lead to rapid career development in the workplace.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

Other costs may be associated with this course, e.g., kit, equipment, books, trips, etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/24).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.


The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another institution.