Sport Coaching & Fitness // Level 3

The course for you if ...

You want to be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for a successful career in fitness, sports coaching or teaching.

What will I study?

This course will further develop your confidence and ability to deliver sport sessions with opportunities, experiences and qualifications to boost your coaching capabilities.

You will learn all about a range of topics, such as: How to plan and deliver coaching sessions; Writing diet plans for different athletes; Creating psychological training plans; Delivering sports massages; and Preparing and leading fitness training sessions, amongst others. There are visits to universities, a UCAS convention, a range of guest speakers from the sports industry and the opportunity to volunteer at a range of different sporting events across the region.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language and Maths; or a Merit in a Sport qualification at Level 2 along with Cs or above in English Language and Maths. An interview with a course tutor and a reference from a personal tutor are also required.


You will be assessed through your coursework, which includes: projects, group presentations and practical work.

Progression & Careers

You could progress onto a wide range of university degrees in areas such as: Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Management, Sports Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition. You also have the option to study a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or Exercise Health & Fitness at TyneMet, awarded by the University of Sunderland.

Careers include: Teaching or Coaching, Sport Development, Fitness Instruction, Personal Training, Health Promotion Work, Sport/Health/Leisure Centre Management, Strength and Conditioning Coaching, Sport Psychology, Performance Analysis, Refereeing, Talent Project Co-ordination, Football Development Management, Sports Therapy, Disability Sports Development and Health Promotion work.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 3
Attendance Full-time
Duration Two years
Campus Coast Road Campus