16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Personal Training and Fitness Instruction (Level 3 Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4 including:

  • Average GCSE point score of 3.5 or above
  • GCSE English Language and maths at Grade 4
  • GCSE English Language and maths at Grade 4
  • Progression from Level 2 with Merit or Distinction, or equivalent
  • Aptitude tests may be required in certain subjects such as catering, sport and hairdressing

Course information

This programme is designed to offer you a work ready qualification which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a personal trainer. You will study the key theoretical principals behind personal training in units such as anatomy and physiology and bespoke exercise design, as well as developing your practical skills in units such as sports conditioning and exercise programme instruction.

By studying this programme, you will have priority access to our onsite fully equipped gym which will provide you with a high quality environment in which to achieve your qualification. Upon completion, you will be eligible for direct employment in the industry as a personal trainer and will also cover units designed to help you set up your own business. A number of students who complete this programme go on to study Sport and Exercise Science HND or pursue further study at university.


Sports Pathways

We offer a range of Sports Pathways which can be added alongside your courses.  These pathways give you the chance to study your chosen course whilst training and competing in your specialist sport.

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre
  • London Lions Basketball Academy
  • 110% Beyond your Limits Athletics Academy
  • Legends Boxing Gym Academy
  • New City Fitness Personal Training Academy
  • New City Coaching Academy

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Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Programme

We have partnered with the world-famous Tottenham Hotspur to offer all students a fantastic opportunity to develop a career in the sports sector.

Our partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club gives male and female students a fantastic insight and experience of the coaching process and help further develop and support elite sports performance.

This programme is designed for students who want a career in the sports industry, primarily in coaching and training. You will be trained by qualified coaches from Tottenham Hotspur and visit Tottenham Hotspur’s Training Centre, they get the opportunity to work at high profile premiership games and they progress to great things.

You will receive the very highest standards of coaching and sports industry knowledge, which will enhance your employability skills. This programme can be added to any 16-18 full-time sport and fitness course.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Progress to university, further study or employment.

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Facilities for Students

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Financial Support

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