Sport, Coaching and Fitness Instruction Courses

The sport and leisure industry continues to grow in importance nationally and globally, supporting over 450,000 jobs in the UK and is one of the fastest growing sectors. Our courses are delivered by highly qualified tutors with a wealth of experience in the private and public sectors. There are excellent facilities including well-equipped fitness suites and a large multi-purpose hall.

Further Education programmes in sport, coaching and fitness enable students to develop the relevant employability skills for their chosen career. Apprenticeships are offered in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport.

For Adult Learners the YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym-Based Exercise is a part-time programme aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

The HNC/D in Coaching and Sport Development course allows you to work towards a Higher Education qualification at HNC Level 4 in your first year and HND Level 5 in your second year of study. It makes it ideal for those learners taking their first steps in Higher Education or returning to study after a break.

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Full-time Courses

Fitness Instructing Level 2
Professional Sports Coaching Level 317+ Sports Coaching
Sport (Coaching and Development) Level 3
Sports Coaching Level 2
Kaitlyn BrandWhat Our Students SayQuotation Mark

Kaitlyn Brand

Course: Sport Level 3
Progressed From: The Colne Community School and College

"I like that the programme involves coursework and practical work, like coaching in schools. I have progressed from Level 2 to Level 3, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the tutors."

Jessica BirdWhat Our Students SayQuotation Mark

Jessica Bird

Course: Sport Level 3
Progressed From: Manningtree High School

"I enjoy using the high-quality equipment. The performances are very beneficial to my progression. Tutors are always keen to help and keep us well informed. The campus is always calm and a good environment to learn in."


Fitness Instructing

YMCA Award in Fitness Instructing, Gym-Based Exercise Certificate Level 2