If you’ve ever thought about being a fitness instructor, coach or personal trainer then why not do a course in sport at Totton College? You’ll learn all about the physical side of these jobs, like how the body works and how injuries happen. We’ll also show you what it means to be your own boss – so you’ve got the confidence to start your own business or apply for a job. If this sounds like you, apply to one of our Sports Courses in the Totton & Eling Area and benefit from our outstanding on-site facilities.

~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

14+, 16-18, 19+

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Sport2
Sport3
Sport BTEC

Community Sports Leadership (Additional to Sport BTEC Level 3)

Principles of Coaching Sport Award (Additional to Sport BTEC Level 3)
3Extended, 90-credit or subsidiary diplomaEDEXCEL
Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events 2Award1st 4Sport
Fitness Instructing (gym)

Fitness Instructing Additional to Level 3
2CertificateYMCA Awards
Personal Training3CertificateYMCA Awards

What will I learn?

  • Healthy living
  • Assessing risk
  • Human body and how it works
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness testing and training
  • Sports leadership and development
  • Sports injuries

What qualification will I have?

Depending on the course you choose, you’ll have an award, a certificate or a diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through written assignments and examinations, and practical observation.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can apply for jobs including:

  • leisure centre assistant
  • sports development officer
  • sports coach
  • teaching assistant
  • personal trainer
  • gym instructor

Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level, study subjects such as PE teaching or sports management at university, or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

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