Fitness Coaching

Within the course you will study 10 different units over the year which fall into different strands:

  • Fitness Training and Testing
  • Coaching
  • Performance
  • Events Organisation
  • Sport Science
Level 1 – 3 x GCSES at grades E or level 2/3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Sport competition projects
  • Practical assessments
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport
  • Apprenticeships.

Within the programme the students will undertake a range of units designed to develop their understanding of coaching, fitness and sports science. The students will participate in a range of practical and theory lessons.

For students who excel in sports such as basketball, football and rugby, there will be the opportunity to participate in the sports academies at Oldham College. 

  • Foundation degree in Sport and Exercise Science

You will be required to undertake various work experience sessions. 

Apprenticeship in fitness.


  • Fitness Instructors
  • Gardeners
  • Gym Instructors
  • Sports Development Officers
  • Match Officials, Referees or Umpires
  • Lifeguards
  • Outdoor Activity Leaders
  • Personal Trainers
  • Sports and Leisure Assistants
  • Sports Coaches
  • Sports Players
  • PE Teachers.
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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