Sports and fitness

Sport and Fitness

Whether you’re interested in teaching PE, coaching, exercise, fitness or sport science, we have the courses to enable you to be a part of these exciting professions. With the opening of the new Morningside Arena, in partnership with Leicester Riders at our Abbey Park Campus and our own dedicated lottery funded Sports Maker, we can offer extensive access to excellent facilities.

If you have a passion for football, why not take advantage of our courses run in partnership with Leicester City Football Club.

Who are Leicester College’s Sport and fitness courses for?

Our sport and fitness courses are suitable for both school leavers as well as older people and/or those with a bit of experience in the industry already. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications and work experience – many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work in the sports and fitness industry.

Our courses are available from level 1 to level 5. We offer Sport diplomas which enhance your knowledge of the sport and active leisure industry and develop your skills for the industry including sports coaching. We also offer a Fitness instructing diploma and a personal training diploma. On top of that we also offer courses specialised in football and basketball. Our highest levelled course is a foundation degree in sport and exercise science, on this course you’ll learn about sport science, anatomy and physiology, fitness testing, psychology and nutrition.

Further Information

Leicester College have strong partnerships with Leicester City Football Club and Leicester Riders. The course with LCFC is based at King Power Stadium, the course allows learners to tackle core elements such as anatomy, physiology, psychology, coaching and tactical development, as well as having the opportunity to represent LCFC in the National Football League Trust ‘Futsal’ League. As well as learning in the new Community Sports Arena, Leicester Riders also offer the opportunity to represent the Leicester Riders academy in the AOC national Basketball Leagues.

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NVQ Sport

The sports facilities here are amazing which really helps as that’s where I’ve spent most of my time. I want to be a sports teacher and I’ve had good support from my tutors on the course which makes a big difference. Coming to Leicester College was the best decision I made. I’ve loved it here.

Sport BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0427

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is an academic qualification that will allow students to gain specific skills and knowledge relating to the field of Sport and Exercise Science. This is an ideal course for those looking to progress on to higher education as it contains relevant units. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study […]

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Sport BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0428

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Leicester College has a very good record of helping students progress on to degrees with various universities, and we also offer our own foundation degree in sport and exercise science. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in […]

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Sport Diploma level 1

Course Code: C0423

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course focuses on enhancing the learner’s knowledge of the sport and active leisure industry. It is aimed at those wishing to work in the leisure industry and/or sports coaching. The course will help learners to gain the knowledge and skills required to either progress onto the next level or seek employment/apprenticeship. If you are […]

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Sport Extended Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6228

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport is a one-year programme that introduces you to the sports industry and develops the practical skills necessary for successful employment in a range of sport and leisure facilities. You will be given the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge in a range of sport subjects, whilst also having ample […]

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Step Exercise to Music Award level 2

Course Code: C6543

  • Start Date 12 Jan 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • Duration 5 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The level 2 Award in Step Exercise to Music is a practical course designed for anyone seeking a qualification which will enable them to design and deliver safe and effective step exercise to music sessions. Aldo open to professionals who are currently working in the active leisure industry as step exercise instructors who wish to […]

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Step Exercise to Music Award level 2

Course Code: C6543

  • Start Date 12 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • Duration 5 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The level 2 Award in Step Exercise to Music is a practical course designed for anyone seeking a qualification which will enable them to design and deliver safe and effective step exercise to music sessions. Aldo open to professionals who are currently working in the active leisure industry as step exercise instructors who wish to […]

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Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4336

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    8 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

You must be 19 or over to take this course. This distance learning course is ideal for anyone wishing to learn more about nutrition on a personal or professional level. The course explores the principles of healthy eating looking at individual needs, menu planning, weight management and eating disorders. This flexible knowledge-based distance learning course […]

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Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4336

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    8 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

You must be 19 or over to take this course. This distance learning course is ideal for anyone wishing to learn more about nutrition on a personal or professional level. The course explores the principles of healthy eating looking at individual needs, menu planning, weight management and eating disorders. This flexible knowledge-based distance learning course […]

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