BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport and Fitness

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Designed as a one-year, full-time course of study initially, with the option to continue studying for a second year in order to complete the full Sport, Fitness and Personal Training National Diploma. This course is equivalent in size to one A level with the added bonus of achieving an industry recognised REPs Gym Instructing qualification at the same time.

Course Information

Work experience:

The course also requires 30 hours of work placement which will be completed either in a one-week block or over the course of the academic year.

You will be assisted with finding a placement but we recommend you have an input into finding a work placement which is linked to your future employment.

Units / Modules

There are three mandatory units in total:

  • Fitness skills development
  • Health, wellbeing and sport
  • Careers in the sport and active leisure industry

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course include four GCSEs are grade 4 including English or maths.

During the course you are required to complete at least 18 hours of independent study to back up the learning discovered in your classroom sessions.

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

School of Sport Science & Exercise
Leeds City College
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