• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 - 2 years
  • Awarding bodyEDEXCEL, BTEC


If you have an interest in the field of sport, coaching or fitness, then this course is perfect for you. You will complete both practical and theoretical work in a range of environments, learning about the principles of anatomy and physiology in sport and fitness units. You can study this course for two years to acheive the full Diploma.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Units include: business, fitness training, practical sports performance and coacing. This course is assessed through 3 external exams and internal assessments.

September - June

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, with one day per week for work experience and/or independent study.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above including maths or English and/ or an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification.

You will be assessed internally through a variety of methods, consisting of written assignments, power point presentations, poster presentations, practical tasks, demonstrations, discussions, group work and voluntary work.

Each assessment will be graded pass, merit distinction with a points value 7, 8, 9.

Some units will be assessed externally through short answer exams and case study exams.

On completion of the course students can also progress onto a range of academic programmes of study including a foundation degree at Middlesbrough College or a degree course at a selection of other universities after their second year.

Alternatively you can progress onto an apprenticeship, providing you secure employment.

Internal progression options are Active IQ Level 2 or 3 Personal Training and foundation degrees in personal training or fitness with sports therapies.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Sport & Leisure

Sports students will learn theoretical based study in the classroom, whilst taking part in a range of sport and fitness activities. Taught by specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex professionals in their field, you'll benefit from fantastic facilities including an AstroTurf pitch, a strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.