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BTEC Level 3 National in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training

BTEC Sport

Level 3

Qualification: BTEC Level 3 National in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training

Qualification: Equivalent to 1, 2 or 3 x A Levels depending on which option you select

Duration: 2 Years

 

What will I study?

This course is an exciting pathway into Personal Training and Fitness. It is delivered with a high level of practical activity and is an introduction into the ever-growing world of fitness. If you have a passion for exercise and would like to develop your knowledge further then this is the course for you – start your fitness career with us!!!  You will experience delivering a variety of fitness sessions to clients including resistance training, circuit training, functional training and cardiovascular training. In addition you will provide clients with lifestyle advice and nutritional support and if they suffer from muscular injuries you will be able to put into practice your knowledge gained in sports massage!

Three options are available for you to select from.  

Option 1 – Equivalent to 1 A Level  

Year 1 

Unit  Unit Title  Credits 
A  Careers in Sport & Active Leisure Industry  90 
B  Health, Wellbeing & Sport  90 

 

Year 2

Unit  Unit Title  Credits 
C2  Fitness Skills Development  180 

 

Option 2 – Equivalent to 2 A Levels  

Year 1 

Unit  Unit Title  Credits 
A  Careers in Sport & Active Leisure Industry  90 
B  Health, Wellbeing & Sport  90 
C2  Fitness Skills Development  180 

 

Year 2

Unit  Unit Title  Credits 
D2  Personal Trainer Skills Development  180 
2  Self-Employment in Sport & Physical Activity  60 
4  Nutrition for Physical Performance  60 
21  Business & Technology in Personal Training  60 

 

Option 3 – Equivalent to 3 A Levels 

Year 1 

Unit  Unit Title  Credits 
A  Careers in Sport & Active Leisure Industry  90 
B  Health, Wellbeing & Sport  90 
C2  Fitness Skills Development  180 
2  Self-Employment in Sport & Physical Activity  60 
8  Fitness Testing  60 
9  Fitness Training  60 

 

Year 2

Unit  Unit Title  Credits 
D2  Personal Trainer Skills Development  180 
E  Research Project in Sport (Pearson Set)  120 
4  Nutrition for Physical Performance  60 
21  Business & Technology in Personal Training  60 
14  Organising Events in Sport & Physical Activities  60 
7  Functional Sports Massage  60 

 

Assessment

The majority of units are assessed through portfolio assignments, which are set and marked by your teachers.  

One unit in Year 2 is set and marked externally by the exam board. 

 

Additional Courses

To enhance learner experience and develop CVs a number of additional opportunities will also be made available, including:  

  • Gym Instructing Level 2 
  • Personal Trainer Level 3 
  • Sports Massage Level 3 
  • First Aid 

Please note that these courses are optional and there will be an additional charge on some of the courses – full information and prices will be confirmed during the academic year.  

 

Entry Criteria

General college entry criteria.  

 

Careers

Having successfully completed the course learners will then have an opportunity, through college support and guidance, to progress into:  

  • University – e.g. Sport & Exercise Science / Physical Education / Teaching  
  • Apprenticeship scheme as a personal trainer  
  • Armed Forces  
  • Police Force  
  • Fire Service 
  • NHS 
  • Engineering 

 

Enrichment Trips

  • South Africa Cape Town –2 weeks in a local orphanage and children’s hospital.
  • New York (USA) Football Tour – 2 weeks residential. 
  • Outdoor Summer Camp – 1 week residential. 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards – includes expeditions. 

 

Culture Vulture

Check out our Culture Vulture link to see what takes your interest.

BTEC Personal Training Culture Vulture

 

Flying start

Click the link and have a go at our 10-week learning plan to get you off to the best start.

Personal Training Flying Start

Course Overview

Follow the link to see an introduction to the course, identifying what you will study with us in the first few months and what you might already know.

BTEC Personal Training Course Overview