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 with Plymouth Argyle Football Club.
you wish to have a career in the sport, health and fitness industry.
five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English and mathematics, or a Sport Diploma Level 2 at merit grade, plus a strong desire to work in the industry.
the essentials of this sector including the principles of anatomy and physiology, how to assess risk in sport, fitness testing as well as sports leadership and coaching. You will be taught the theoretical principles for all units and given the opportunity to apply these in a variety of practical settings e.g. sports coaching & leadership or organizing an event with primary school groups; fitness testing and training for different clients and analysis of performance.
to be in college for three to four days per week, complete work experience placements, employability workshops and English and mathematics. To be assessed in a variety of ways; practical and written and complete end of year exams.
the balance of theory put into practice, working with specialist staff in specialist facilities tailored to your needs. There will be opportunities for you to play in our sports teams.
employment in the industry in a role such as PE teacher, Sports Coach, Event Manager, Sports Therapist of Sports Development Officer. You may decide to progress on to our Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3, Sport (Performance & Excellence) BTEC Diploma Level 3, Sport (Performance & Excellence) Extended Diploma Level 3 or Sports Development, Coaching & Fitness BTEC Diploma Level 3.
Alice Upcott Sport
"While I was studying here I got the opportunity to go and trial for the British Colleges rugby team. And I got in! I had the amazing experience of going to Bath to compete in the nationals representing the South West. All because the sports tutor believes in me!"
*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.