Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Whether an elite athlete, sports and fitness enthusiast or potential inspirational coach, we can take your sporting journey to the next level with our range of qualifications and training. We’ve got commercial gyms, sports pitches and fantastic training partnerships including Plymouth Argyle Football Club.
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you would like a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness or gym instructor, leisure centre assistant or recreation assistant. This apprenticeship is designed for those individuals who are either already employed in the fitness industry or are looking to enter the industry and further develop their knowledge and skills to gain employment.
four GCSEs at grade D or 3, plus English and maths Functional Skills at level 1, an industry placement and a strong desire to work in the health and fitness industry.
the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions for gym-based exercise.
to be in college three or four days a week, complete employability workshops and work experience placements in college or outside.
using your growing knowledge to work with a variety of participants, within real-life scenarios, and gaining a certificate in Emergency First Aid.
employment in the industry as a fitness or gym instructor, further studies or an advanced apprenticeship.
Mark Ferguson-Smith Team Lead - Sport
Mark is a Cornwall College alumni, studying sport along with other subjects at A-level, he was also captain of the football academy and vice-captain of the Cornwall schools under 18s football team. Before joining Cornwall College Mark taught PE in secondary schools, gained FA level 1 and youth award coaching status and he is on the selection panel for the Cornwall youth football team. He also plays golf to a handicap of 9.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.