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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English and maths. You will also need 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

A broad basis of study for the sport sector. You will learn the principles of * anatomy and physiology of fitness,

  • sports coaching,
  • sports development and
  • fitness testing for sport and exercise plus participate in practical team sport and a work experience placement to put your skills into action.

There will be the opportunity to apply for our substantial industry placement programme working with our employers and to complete work experience. You will also have the opportunity to gain industry recognised sports coaching qualifications each year:

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity) with the Extended Certificate. This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge to be able to plan, deliver and evaluate linked and progressive coaching sessions with the potential to seek employment in a coaching role. In the second year, you will have the opportunity to gain the Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership (SL3). This enables successful learners to independently lead purposeful and enjoyable sport/physical activity, delivering leadership sessions to varying groups, such as community, disability and children groups.

Study Methods

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

How is the course assessed

External assessment through written examinations in 3 units (2 in year 1). Internal assessments on all other units to include reports, projects, presentations, practical work, oral work and time constrained assignments.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the National Extended Certificate to the Level 3 National Diploma in Sport. You may progress onto a higher education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Gain employment in the health and fitness industry or a sports-related field.

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 Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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

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I want to become a sports therapist or move into football coaching. My course is brilliant! We go on lots of organised trips and the college has a number of sports clubs that you can join, like the football team and boxing. The sports staff are very good and the facilities are amazing. If you join Uxbridge College you will be treated very nicely and you will love the course you pick!

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I met some amazing teachers during open day and knew they could help me achieve the grades to get into university. I have a lot of opportunities in Uxbridge College – I joined the netball team and became an ambassador for the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign. The sports facilities in the college are amazing with many extra-curricular activities. Come and have a look at the college and try something new.