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.

Veer Kantelia

Veer Kantelia

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.

BTEC Sport and Fitness Foundation Diploma level 3 – C2696

Course Code: C2696

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you want a career in sports and fitness or leisure industry? Then this is the course for you. As part of this course, you will focus on theoretical and practical modules completed in our gym, sports courts and in the classroom. You will be taught by subject specialist teachers and complete work experience in a relevant field.

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BTEC Sports Coaching and Development National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C2711

Course Code: C2711

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you want a career in sports and fitness coaching? Then this is the course for you. As part of this course, you will focus on theoretical and practical modules completed in our gym, sports courts and in the classroom. You will be taught by subject specialist teachers and complete work experience in a relevant field.

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Fitness Instructing YMCA Diploma level 2 – C6227

Course Code: C6227

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Is fitness instructing a career you want to be involved in? This course is designed to give you the practical skills and a qualification to begin this career. A large proportion of time is spent in our gym or on the sports courts with highly experienced teaching staff. You will also undertake relevant work experience

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Sport BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 – C0428

Course Code: C0428

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course leads on from the Sport BTEC Diploma level 3 (C0427) to allow you the opportunity to gain a qualification that will allow them to progress on to University. Leicester College has a very good record of helping students progress on to degrees with various universities. If you are aged 16-18, you will be […]

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Sport Extended Certificate level 2 – C6228

Course Code: C6228

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you want a career in the sports or leisure industry? Then this is the course for you. This course will develop your theoretical and practical knowledge in a range of sport subjects. This includes anatomy and physiology, leading an event and practical sports performance. You will also complete work experience in the relevant sector

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Sport Introductory Diploma Level 1 – C0423

Course Code: C0423

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you enjoy sport? This course is a starting point for you to learn all about how this industry works. You will develop knowledge about sport theory and use this when completing practical work. The leisure industry is thriving and you could become a fitness trainer, sports coach or personal trainer by building on this course.

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YMCA Diploma in Personal Training and Instruction level 3 – C2713

Course Code: C2713

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Are you looking for a new career in the fitness industry? Designed for adults, on course you will work with subject specific specialists to develop your skills and knowledge in this field. The majority of this course is based either in our gym or our sports courses which is applied to theory in the classroom.

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Personal Training YMCA Diploma level 3 – C6955

Course Code: C6955

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The fitness industry is thriving and the demand for personal trainers is increasing, with our one-year course, you can obtain the qualification to get you fit and ready to support a career in this industry. We will prepare you by delivering modules in anatomy and physiology, exercise and health benefits and programme development.

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VTCT Diploma in Preventing Injuries in Sport and Active Leisure Level 3 – C0484

Course Code: C0484

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and qualifications to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed sports massage practitioner. This course involves plenty of hands-on experience with most time being spent in our sports massage clinics, gyms and teaching rooms. You will be taught by highly experienced staff with […]

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