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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitnes | Brooklands College

Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training

This course is inspired by the growing need for qualified Personal and Fitness Trainers, in partnership with PureGym.

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Subject Area: Sport
Suitable for: School Leavers
Campus: Weybridge
Ref: SPO05186

About this course

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 Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training is an exciting two-year course which 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 Year 1, students will be accredited with a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification, and on successful completion of Year 2 students will be accredited with a Personal Training qualification. As well as direct access to employment, the course provides excellent preparation for a sport, exercise, or health & fitness related degree course. ​


Tom - Level 3 National Foundation Diploma​

"I used to compete in gymnastics for Silvermere Gymnastics club, with the high bar being my favourite. Now I just train and coach others on all the different forms of apparatus"​

“Originally, I wanted to go to university to study Nutrition, but I have decided to join the police at the end of this year”​

“I’ve always wanted to come to college. I wanted to do a practical course as I didn’t like sitting in classes all the time. My parents came to Brooklands, my dad did catering, and my mum did Childcare”​

“I enjoy the freedoms at the college”​


Where will I be studying?

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.​

Course Details

What modules are covered?

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​

  • Research Project in Sport​

  • Self-employment in Sport & Physical Activity​

  • Nutrition for Physical Performance​

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for those who want a practical, hands-on and educational course. Completion of the 2-year course results in students being qualified to work as Personal Trainers, as well as providing a solid platform for applying to unversity or the first steps into employment in the world of health and fitness.

How is the course assessed?

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.

Who will be teaching me?


Are there any extra costs?

There is an initial contribution to be paid at the start of the course for materials and equipment.  You would also be expected to make a contribution to take part in any opportunities that arose throughout the course such as trips and additional qualifications, (e.g. coaching badges). More details on costs will be provided during the application stages.

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

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. ​


Next Steps

The Extended Diploma will provide a great foundation for a range of careers within the Sport & Fitness industry, which include:​

  • Fitness Instruction & Personal Training​

  • Coaching, Teaching & Learning Assistant ​

  • Sports Development​

  • 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​

JD Sports​

River Bourne Health Club​

R A Cheerleading & Tumbling Ltd.​

Weybridge Sports LTD​

Achieve Lifestyle​

Nutrition and Rehabilition Services​

Decathlon ​

Thorpe Park​

Places Leisure​

Hersham FC​

Sandown Sports​

Staines Swimming Club​

St Georges Hill Lawn Tennis Club​

Top Golf​

Xcel Leisure​

The Extended Diploma will provide the UCAS tariff points for students to study a range of undergraduate and degree apprenticeships aligned to Sport & Fitness. ​

In 2023, Brooklands Sport students received offers from the following universities:​

  • University of Bath ​

  • St Mary's University Twickenham ​

  • Kingston University ​

  • University of Chichester ​

  • University of Gloucestershire ​

  • Buckingham New University ​

  • University of West London ​​

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