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Exercise and Fitness Studies Level 3 Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This study programme will develop your knowledge of exercise and fitness whilst you also gain industry recognised qualifications in Gym Instruction (Year 1) and Personal Training (Year 2).

Course content

You will learn about the leisure industry, fitness instruction and personal training, entrepreneurship, anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and methods of training. You will also be required to attend tutorials, complete work experience and employability skills.

Entry requirements

A grade C in GCSE English or above and 3 other GCSEs at C or above OR a Level 2 in Sport with a satisfactory reference and equivalent English and preferably maths.


Coursework, practical assessments, examinations, written tasks and presentations.

Future opportunities

Work as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer, either self-employed or for a leisure and fitness organisation. You could also progress onto degree level study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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