Course: Sport and Physical Activity Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



Over the year you will study a variety of practical, theoretical and applied sport and fitness topics. Units include:

  • Sports Development



    Anatomy and Physiology


    Fitness programming & Instruction

Students from the Level 2 and Level 3 programmes can access a range of work experience opportunities.

Work and industry experience you will receive on this course:

  • The opportunity to take part in some coaching at local primary and secondary schools
  • Instructing disability sport and physical education
  • Tennis and badminton academy
  • Boxing academy
  • The opportunity to work with clients in the fitness industry
  • Leisure industry placements
  • Leadership of events and ongoing health and wellbeing  opportunities

All students will also have access to the sport, health and fitness facilities at both our Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Campuses.


Four subjects at GCSE 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


Completion of this course offers a variety of opportunities to progress your career. You could go on to study a range of courses at university, such as Sports Sciences, Sports Coaching, Sport and Exercise Development or Sports Journalism. You could also choose to progress onto the FdSc Sport, Health and Exercise at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College.

A range of work-based training opportunities, such as apprenticeships, would also be available to you. Our students have progressed on to courses at a higher level or found employment working in a variety of roles within the sports industry including personal trainer, sports analyst, sports official, sports psychologist and physiotherapist.

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