Exercise and Fitness

Over the programme you will complete a range of units:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of exercise, health and fitness
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Planning and programming
  • Practical delivery
Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements
  • Anatomy and Physiology - multiple choice exam
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health - multiple choice exam
  • Learner achievement portfolio
  • Practical assessment
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport
  • Level 3 Personal training
  • Apprenticeship

The Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification is an industry recognised qualification, allowing you to work in any gym as a fitness instructor.

Foundation degree in Sport and Exercise Science (when level 3 is complete)

The college gym is open to work in to gain experience, however links can be made to gain work experience outside of the college in a commercial gym.

Apprenticeship in fitness.

Sport BTEC


Football Academy
Join any of our Sports programmes and have the chance to try out for the Oldham College Football Academy.

Playing in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Football League, our 2016/17 team finished the season top of the league with a game in hand.

The Football Academy offers excellence in coaching through UEFA licensed coaches alongside your college programme. Staff coach, Stephen Morgan, played professional football for 16 years before training as a coach. His 11 years’ experience as a qualified coach means that he brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. The Football Academy train twice a week with a match every Wednesday. Training includes fundamental technical and tactical skills alongside individual fitness plans, dietary advice and strength and conditioning.

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development