Course: Sport and Physical Activity Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


2 Years



Do you want to develop the knowledge and skills required to help people lead a healthier lifestyle through sport and physical activity? This course combines academic studies with the development of your sport and exercise skills, as well as leadership, organisation and communication.

You will study a range of practical, theoretical and applied sport and fitness topics, using our specialist facilities including our own sports hall and fitness suites.

You will also have the opportunity to gain industry qualifications as part of your courses at Level 3, including gym instructor qualifications.

You may study units including:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sport
  • Planning and leading sports activities
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness testing
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports coaching

You will also be given access to a range of work experience opportunities in a variety of different sport, health and exercise roles, and are required to complete work experience as part of the course. Opportunities in the past have included work with local primary and secondary schools, in sports coaching and with local sports clubs, in the fitness and leisure industries, and with a range of health and wellbeing providers. Our work experience coordinator will help you to find opportunities that suit you and help you develop and prepare you for career.

You will benefit from regular free access to our own onsite sports facilities, including our own fitness suite and sports hall, to help you to put knowledge into practice. There are also multiple chances to volunteer at local sporting events, and a series of masterclasses, trips and visits from guest speakers to help guide you towards your career in sport.


You will need to have achieved at least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English and maths).


Assessment will be through the successful completion of a portfolio of evidence. Evidence will be generated through:
– Practical assessments
– Demonstrations
– Group assessments
– Self-reflection
– Written assessments


You can progress onto the FdSc/BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise degree at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can also progress into employment in careers such as a fitness and personal trainer, sports therapist, sports coach, play worker, nutritionist and sports psychologist.

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