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L3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Fitness

Full-time L3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Fitness Level 3 | BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport, Fitness and Personal Training

The BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Fitness is designed for learners who are looking to progress into employment, particularly self-employment, in the sector as a gym instructor, and for those who aspire to enter into higher education (university programmes). Learners taking this qual...

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Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

The BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Fitness is designed for learners who are looking to progress into employment, particularly self-employment, in the sector as a gym instructor, and for those who aspire to enter into higher education (university programmes). Learners taking this qualification will study four mandatory units: • Careers in the sport and active leisure industry • Health, well-being and sport • Fitness skills development • Self-employment in sport and physical activity The mandatory content gives learners a broad introduction to working in the sport and fitness industry. This includes preparing them for working in a self-employed capacity, which is common practice in this industry. The content allows learners to develop technical skills in working with clients in a gym environment, carrying out gym inductions and leading small-group-based exercise, supported by underpinning knowledge of the body and specific populations. Learners will also complete one additional unit. This allows them to specialise in an area such as nutrition or fitness testing.

  • What do I need to join?

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including either English or Maths.

    How will I know how I am doing?

    A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure your progress from your start point and against your expected outcomes and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions. Progress will be discussed with your tutor and other delivery staff on the programme.

    Maths & English

    A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this programme of study will be provided with opportunities to practice their English and maths skills.

    Employability

    This qualification provides the knowledge and develops the skills and application required for professional accreditation with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the Chartered Institute of Management for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), Gym Instructor Standards. The Gym Instructor Standards are a prerequisite for all professional roles in the sector. On successful completion of the qualification, learners will be qualified to apply for membership of CIMSPA and REPs.

    Work Experience

    As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.

    What can I do next?

    Learners who successfully complete the programme can either gain an apprenticeship, enter the industry or continue with their studies through to Level 3, Year 2, and from there potentially move into higher education study.

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    Course information last updated: Thursday 12th December 2019 @ 8.30am (17 hours ago)

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