Course code
Full time
1 year
September only

These courses prepare you for a wide range of careers in the ever-developing sports industry. Our Sport and Fitness courses provide a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the sport sector.

The main focus of the course is developing the practical and theoretical skills needed for employment in the diverse sports and fitness industry. This is supported by the embedded work experience aspects of the course.

The topics studied on this course are:

  • Participating in sport
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition
  • Physical fitness and injuries in sport
  • Sport and society
  • Understanding business in sport
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities

You will have the opportunity to be part of our Sports Academies. Players will receive two hours per week of expert coaching that will include:

• Technical and tactical practice

• Strength and conditioning

• Personalised workout programmes

• Competitive fixtures

• Performance analysis

All will be delivered by our fully qualified FA coaches.

During your time at Bury College there will also be the opportunity to join sports teams and get involved in a wide range of sport enrichment. These may include:

Badminton, Football, Nerf, Cricket, Table Tennis, Boxing, Gym, Volleyball and Running.

Assessments will be covered using a wide range of methods used to develop your theoretical knowledge and practical competencies, aligning with real life careers and supporting the development of the wider skills such as confidence, collaboration, resilience and commitment. Assessments will include a range of the following; written reports, practical assessments, professional discussions, presentations.

Future career opportunities may include:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Activity Manager
  • Sports and Exercise Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sport Physiologist
  • Sports Therapist
  • Dietician

Participation in practical lessons is an essential part of the course. A sports uniform for these practical sessions will have to be purchased. You will also be required to commit to six to eight hours of independent study per week. Extra cost may be incurred for compulsory study visits.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For Level 2 Sport: 4 GCSEs at grade 9-3 (including English Language). OR GCSE 9-3 in English Language and grade MM on the Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport. An interest in sport is essential as is an involvement in practical sport/fitness outside of college.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

Careers in Sport & Fitness