Course Area Overview

Sport and Leisure Courses

As a result of initiatives from government and sports governing bodies, participation levels in sport have increased. This trend has contributed to a fast-moving and competitive sports industry with employment opportunities in areas such as coaching, fitness instruction, sports marketing, facilities management, sports writing and consultancy.

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

This qualification will prepare you for working with injured clients. You will develop a number of skills which include: skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, covering passive and resisted range of movements, posture analysis, functional and special tests, skills to work safely and effectively on muscles and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and you will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.

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VTCT Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

The course comprises of the practical aspects of sports massage and learning the correct techniques to a competent standard. Theoretical learning will also take place and learners will be expected to complete assignments by agreed deadlines. Practical assessments is also part of this qualification in a commercial setting.

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About our Sport & Leisure courses

Each course of study in this curriculum area has been designed to ensure you have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to get a job in the industry and/or to continue your learning. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications that are required to work as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. A career in Sport is a challenging but rewarding one. The industry is competitive but with hard work and determination you can take advantage of all the opportunities it presents. If you have a passion for sport, let us work with you to help you achieve your potential!

About the qualifications

This suite of professional qualifications is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed to work and progress in the sports industry.

Quality is the mainstay of our qualifications. You will have access to highly qualified lecturers, well equipped gym facilities and fitness equipment, work experience, guest speakers and industry visits. Our focus is on ‘activity’ - you will have the opportunity to play a variety of sports and participate in team competitions; in addition to assignment work, you will be assessed through practical project-based activities. You will have access to a complete package designed to ensure, that on completion of your course, you have the knowledge and skills needed to secure a job or further your learning.

Level 2 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport
Level 3 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
Level 4 Pearson BTEC level 4 Higher National Certificate in Sport (Health, Fitness and Exercise)
Level 5 Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Sport (Health, Fitness and Exercise)

Who is it suitable for?

This area of study is ideal for anyone who would like to pursue a career in the sports industry. Qualifications are available from Level 2 to Level 5 allowing progression to a variety of career pathways, including:

  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Performance Analyst
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Journalism
  • Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Leisure and/or Events Management
  • Teaching Physical Education and Sport.
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Health Professions
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Health

Core areas of study

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Coaching
  • Fitness Testing
  • Work Experience in Active Leisure
  • Sports Performance Analysis
  • Sports Massage.
  • Instructing Physical Activity
  • Event Management