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Entry Requirements

6 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English, or a relevant Level 2 course with anatomy and physiology for sport at distinction level plus an excellent school report/reference.

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

Course units include:

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • The physiology of fitness
  • Fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing
  • Acquiring skill in sport
  • Coaching for performance
  • 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 Foundation Diploma onto 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.

Last updated: 9 November 2016.

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 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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