Sport & Fitness
The sport & fitness industry is continuing to grow in response to increasing demand as the population are becoming more aware of the benefits of personal fitness, which creates job opportunities for ambitious and skilled individuals. This is also aided by continuing and revolutionary changes in industry, such as the boom in ‘no frills’ gyms like Pure Gym and Exercise4Less, which have helped to increase gym users in the UK to over 9.7 million, an all-time high.
As a college, we offer a range of sport & fitness courses in a variety of different levels, from Level 5 up to HND to prepare you for employment within this industry. We also offer the opportunity to complete additional qualifications such as coaching badges and REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) Levels 2 (Gym Instructor) and 3 (Personal Trainer) – helping you progress your career.
We have excellent links with local employers and related organisations, and we use these relationships to benefit our students by bringing in knowledgeable speakers from the industry. Our previous sport & fitness students have received sessions from the Training Manager at Xcite, players from the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) and the Royal Marines.
As a college, we know that not all learning takes place within a classroom or college setting. We take our students out to various different organisations and settings, with previous students visiting the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines based at Lympstone in Devon and Manchester United Football Club for a tour and nutrition session, and Xcite for a health and safety tutorial. As well as our on-site fitness suite, our current sport & fitness students also have use of Xcite facilities, for athletics on the track, sessions in the gym and bespoke fitness classes.
Many of our sport & fitness students also complete a placement to allow them to build the skills and experience needed to excel in their future career. Previous students have had the opportunity for work placements within Xcite, some of who are now in permanent employment with Xcite following their course.
We have a range of sports clubs you can join or contribute to during your time at college, including football, futsal, rugby, badminton and more. There are also opportunities for you to start your own club if there is a sport you are interested in which isn’t currently on offer.