This course explores the interests of sport, coaching, exercise, and health & fitness. The course is endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity).
The Gym & Fitness Centres industry was worth £1.7 billion in 2022 and since COVID has grown by 25.2%. The growth in this industry is largely driven by the low-cost gym sector, so we were delighted to strike a partnership with PureGym West Byfleet. Brooklands sport & fitness students will have multiple experiences through the year with PureGym West Byfleet to enhance their knowledge and skills while also offering opportunities for students work experience and employment.
The Foundation Diploma / Extended Certificate in Sport & Fitness explores the interests of sport, coaching, exercise, and health & fitness. The course is endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity) which means on successful completion of the year, students will be accredited with a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification, and may progress on to the the Extended Diploma for one further year. The course provides good preparation for a career in sport, exercise, or health & fitness.
“I play football for Walton & Hersham FC U18’s and I go to the gym regularly working on a general fitness programme”
“I always wanted to do something within sport my whole life. This BTEC helps with what I want to do after which is physiotherapy”
“I am from a very sporty family. My brother plays rugby, my sister plays netball, my mum is a pilates teacher and my dad swims”
“I think the college is a better fit for me than 6th form as the course and assessments are more practical and I have more freedom”
"We are currently planning work experience, I will be assisting a P.E. department and hope to be shadowing a sports club physiotherapist”
We have a purpose built Gym where students on the Sports courses can develop their skills.
We also have a partnership with PureGym West Byfleet. Brooklands sport & fitness students will have multiple experiences through the year with PureGym West Byfleet to enhance their knowledge and skills while also offering opportunities for students work experience and employment.
The modules on the course provide a good foundation for a range of progression routes within Sport & Fitness, and include:
Careers in the Sport & Active Leisure Industry
Health, Wellbeing & Sport
Fitness Skills Development
Personal Trainer Skills Development
Self-employment in Sport & Physical Activity
Nutrition for Physical Performance
The course is aimed at learners who are passionate about health and fitness, who want to understand how the human body works and how they can help people to improve their lifestyle and fitness levels.
There are a wide range of assessment methods to match the knowledge, skills and competencies required of students entering the Sport & Fitness industry or Higher education, which include coursework and assignments that are set and marked by both internal and external moderators.
5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above, ideally including English & Maths or a Level 2 Certificate in Sport at Merit.
The Brooklands Sport & Fitness department are passionate about their vocation, and are looking for like minded young people to come and join.
The knowledge, skills and competencies from the Foundation Diploma / Extended Certificate will provide the foundations for a range of careers within the Sport & Fitness sector, which include:
Fitness Instruction & Personal Training
Coaching, Teaching & Learning Assistant
Leisure Centre Assistant
There is a strong employability focus throughout all the Sport & Fitness courses and students will undertake work experience opportunities.
Work experience placements 2022 & 2023
Silvermere Gymnastics Academy
Places, Elmbridge Excel Center
Go Jump in
River Bourne Health Club
R A Cheerleading & Tumbling Ltd.
Weybridge Sports LTD
Nutrition and Rehabilition Services
Staines Swimming Club
St Georges Hill Lawn Tennis Club