• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1-2 Years
  • Awarding bodyEdexcel, BTEC


This course is perfect for you if you have an interest in the field of sport, coaching or fitness. 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. You can study this course for two years to achieve the full diploma. Units include business, fitness training, practical sports performance and coaching. The course is assessed through 3 external exams and internal assessments.

Course Information

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

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification and /or four GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) including English or maths.

The course is assessed through 3 external exams and internal assessments.

University opportunities
Past students have progressed to study degrees in outdoor adventure education, sports therapy with rehabilitation, sports coaching, sport science, sports development, physical education, education and strength and conditioning.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities include outdoor instructors, outdoor leaders, primary and secondary education, fitness and leisure management, sport science, sports coaching and nutrition.

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.

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.