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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A*–C including English and science or a relevant Level 2 qualification, or equivalent, including knowledge of anatomy and physiology for sport at distinction level.

You must be able to provide an excellent school report/ reference.

Who is the course for

This course is for those interested in a sport or fitness related career, or who are keen to progress onto a sports studies higher education course.

Course Content

Yr 1 course = 90 credits

Yr 2 course = additional 90 credits (total 180 credits)

Course units include:

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • The physiology of fitness
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports development
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Work experience in sport.

You will also have the opportunity to achieve the CYQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor Award as well as various Level 1 coaching certificates (at an additional cost).

Study Methods

Lectures, workshops, group work, practical sessions, field trips and work experience.

How is the course assessed

Assignments throughout the course include reports, projects, presentations, practical work, oral work and time constrained assignments.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the 90 credit Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Sport and then onto our BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma/Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport or a higher education course at university.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment in high-level roles in the health and fitness industry such as fitness instructor, leisure centre attendant, manager or a sports coach.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 05 September 2016

Starts: 05/09/2016

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00