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Sport & Outdoor Activities

Sport & Outdoor Activities

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 31 August 2020
Course code FLR2DHF (2021)
  • Entry Requirements

    Students aged 16+ with a minimum of 4 GCSE grades A*-C (4-9) preferably in maths, English, Science and PE.

    Individuals already working in the Active Leisure Sector wishing to enhance their career progression opportunities.
  • What does the course involve?

    There is a core of mandatory units that include the basic fitness instructing knowledge and skills. You must successfully complete 63 credits in total, with a minimum of 32 credits achieved at Level 2.

    Key content includes: Anatomy and physiology, the importance of maintaining health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, plus the health benefits of physical activity and healthy eating. Effective communication and motivation, and how to ensure clients adhere to an exercise programme. The skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare, instruct and evaluate exercise programmes with apparently healthy adults for both individuals and groups.

  • How is the course assessed?

    You will be assessed through portfolio building, practical assessment and external exams. You will also be expected to take part in both internal and external work experience.
  • How much does it cost?

    Students must be prepared to supply all of their sports clothing and equipment. A Kit list will be provided prior to starting the course. A contribution towards educational visits may also be requested. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you should approach Student Services for assistance.
  • Other details

    Full Time students will work towards developing Maths and English and if not already achieved have the opportunity to further develop to at least a C grade GCSE.

    Completion of this course provides Level 2 Gym Instructor, Indoor Cycling, Circuits, ETM, Kettle Bell and Nutrition qualifications.
  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Ebony Angell

Ebony Angell

Level 3 Adventurous Activities
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I've learnt many new skills on this course such as team building and team work, which I have put into practice with my peers when we have been mountain walking and the weather conditions have been bad.

Nathan Gregson

Nathan Gregson

Level 3 Football & Education Extended Diploma in Sport
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I loved all the practical fitness in the first year of the course and it is so interesting to learn about anatomy and physiology. The tutors and facilities are great with good, professional coaching.

Sally Tonge

Sally Tonge

Level 2 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training

The part-time courses at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were perfect for me as they fit in around my career and social life. It was a very different experience coming back into education as an older learner, but the staff and fellow students made me feel welcome. The classes taught me exactly what I needed and I felt encouraged to take on the other fitness courses.

Jacob Blackburn

Jacob Blackburn

Level 3 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training
Previous Institution: Mary Webb School

I left school and did the Diploma, then returned to do the Level 2 Personal Training course which gave me the expertise to be a fitness instructor, as well as specialist skills from modules in spinning, circuits, kettlebells and exercise to music. While I was doing the course I started working in local gyms and decided to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, which is a distance learning course and allowed me to fit my studies around my work.

For Vocational / HE FT / Apprenticeship course enquiries

Career Options

  • Fitness instructors

    Up to £23,000

  • Health and safety officers

    Up to £43,000


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