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

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


Learn more about Sport & Exercise at SGS College


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.


    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: Monday 6th April 2020 @ 7.30am (10 hours ago)

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    September 2020

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    AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

    7th Sep 2020
    WISE Campus
    7th Sep 2020
    WISE Campus

    Enquire about L3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Fitness 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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