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    This course provides you the opportunity to gain a high level of knowledge surrounding the fitness and coaching elements of sport. You will study: • Talent identification and development • Fitness testing • Sports coaching and events organisation • Sports psychology and performance.

    "Guidance on progression to higher education, employment or further training is good.” (Ofsted, 2013)

    Do you aspire to be a sports coach, development officer or a fitness instructor? If a career in sports is what you’re after, prepare yourself with the level 3 sport course offered at Gloucestershire College. With our fantastic sports facilities and links within the sports industry you’re in the right place to gain your qualification, which is equivalent to 3 A-levels so this course is not for the faint-hearted. The Level 3 Sport course will put you ahead of the game not only due to the course but also with all of the additional qualifications but also the trips and experiences that you will have whilst on the course making your CV or UCAS application even more interesting! You’ll learn about the three main areas of sport - development, coaching and fitness. Units will include anatomy and physiology, training and fitness, fitness testing, sports development and sports coaching. There is a range of specialist units you will study too including analysing sports performance where you will have 6 weeks of tuition in golf and tennis where you are videoed, and which you can use to demonstrate how you have improved. You'll also cover sports psychology and organising sports events for local Primary and Secondary Schools. You’ll be put through your paces both physically and mentally, making you invaluable to your future customers and your employer. You will also be given the chance to go on trips and other activities outside the college which will add value to your course and are compulsory. You will be provided with a Gloucestershire College Sports kit. The tutors also have great links with the sports industries, enabling opportunities to our students not otherwise available.. Full details, including the charges, will be given to you at the beginning of the course.

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Course Variant


Level 3



Start Date

September 2018 (TBC)

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If you would like to apply for this course, please add it to your shortlist. You may then add further courses to your shortlist or continue to complete your application.

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What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us "good" with "outstanding" features.

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