Outdoor, Sport and Fitness

Subject Overview

With the government drive for a more healthy nation and the public desire to experience more outdoor pursuits, the sport, leisure, health and fitness sector is predicted to be one of the largest growth employment areas in the North East and nationally.

Demand for qualified and trained employees continues to rise and 16-24 year-olds make up 24% of the employees in the sector. The industry is wide-ranging, from coaching, instruction and rehabilitation, through to expeditions and outdoor sports activities and leisure development. Employers look for people with good communications skills, enthusiasm and stamina; who are well organized and who like working with people.

You might want to be:

  • Sports Coach/Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Leisure Centre Manager/Employer
  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Outdoor Pursuits Instructor
  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Sports Teacher

90.19% of our Sports students progressed into further or higher education.

Course NameCourse Type / DurationAwarding BodyActions
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) – January 2020 StartPart Time FundedACTIVE IQRead More
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) – March 2020 StartPart Time FundedACTIVE IQRead More
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) – September 2019 StartPart Time FundedACTIVE IQRead More
Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Gym) - January 2020 StartPart Time FundedACTIVE IQRead More
Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Gym) - March 2020 StartPart Time FundedACTIVE IQRead More
Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Gym) - Sept 2019 StartPart Time FundedACTIVE IQRead More
Level 1 Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy LivingFull TimeACTIVE IQRead More
Level 2 & 3 Gym Instructing & Personal TrainingFull TimeACTIVE IQRead More
Level 2 Sport & Activity LeadershipFull TimeACTIVE IQRead More
Level 2 Sport & Activity Leadership (with Football at MGFA Academy)Full TimeACTIVE IQRead More
Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (with Football at MGFA Academy)Full TimeBTEC exam entriesRead More
Level 3 Outdoor Activity Leadership (Sport) with NGB'sFull TimeNCFERead More
Level 3 Sports Massage TherapyPart Time FundedACTIVE IQRead More
Level 4 Sports Massage TherapyPart Time FundedACTIVE IQRead More
Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF) - MGFA option availableFull TimeBTEC exam entriesRead More

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