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Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Sport, Fitness and Personal TrainingCampus: Strand RoadType: Full TimeStart Date: 04/09/2023Fees:
Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Sport, Fitness and Personal TrainingCampus: LimavadyType: Full TimeStart Date:Fees:
Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Sport, Fitness and Personal TrainingCampus: StrabaneType: Full TimeStart Date:Fees:
- Site location Limavady Main St Strabane Strand Road
- Business and Technology in Personal Training
- Careers in Sport and Active Leisure
- Fitness Skills Development
- Health, Wellbeing and Sport
- Nutrition for Physical Performance
- Personal Skills Development
- Personal Trainer Skills Development
- Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity
- Research Project in Sport
- Sports Injuries
- Functional Sports Massage
- Fitness Testing
- Organising Events in Sport
UK Requirements4 GCSEs (Grade C or above); OR Level 2 Diploma
ROI Requirements4 OLC (Grade O5 or above) OR Leaving Certificate Applied – Merit .
The nature of this course will require students to engage with employers within the industry at regular intervals. In Year 2 of the programme students have the opportunity to complete an Erasmus project to a European country. In 2019 sports students travelled to Malta for a two-week work placements in Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructing, and Teaching.
Further StudyStudents will achieve UCAS points through completion of this course. Therefore, progression to higher education, i.e. Foundation Degrees and University Degrees remains a valid option for many students. Depending on the grade profile achieved, progression routes can include our Foundation Degree in Sport (validated by Ulster University) and degrees such as PE Teaching, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instruction and Sports Development at universities such as Ulster University, Liverpool Hope, Liverpool John Moore’s and University of Central Lancashire.
Career ProspectsThis course is ideal for students keen to move directly into employment within the fitness industry. The course content provides learners with up-to-date knowledge, understanding and practical skills to pursue a career in the fitness industry.
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