Whether you are interested in coaching, fitness training, leisure management or any one of the many exciting roles in the sector, then this is the course for you. This will be your stepping stone to a career in the sport, health and fitness industry!
The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about both practical and theoretical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time outside the classroom doing practical sport and fitness in our on-campus sports hall, fully equipped gym and grass pitches.
Our industry-experienced teachers combine theory and practical learning enabling you to progress towards a career in sport. You’ll be looking at everything from: fitness training and programming, the skills, techniques and tactical awareness involved in sport, along with developing your essential teamwork and leadership skills. In addition, you will be carrying out your very own personal fitness plan as you progress through the course. In essence, you’ll be developing all of the essential skills you need to start your journey towards a career in sport, health and fitness.
Cornwall College has a selection of college sports teams, which regularly train and compete at a participatory and competitive level, student, are encouraged to get involved with these to supplement your studies. Whatever your sport may be there is an opportunity to work with our experienced team to develop your skills and fitness to help you reach the next level.
In addition Duchy College Stoke has an amazing partnership in place with Plymouth Argyle FC. Students on our sports programmes can opt in to study a football specific programme with high quality training delivered by Argyle staff twice a week and fixtures taking place most Wednesday afternoons, all of which go towards the evidence needed to complete your course, playing football actually is your college course.
We have excellent links with local employers and sports clubs, providing amazing work experience and volunteering opportunities. Many of our students have gone on to employment further afield or abroad.
As a Level 3 course, this diploma is all about you growing as a sports coach by effectively knowing how the body works, to successfully planning and delivering your very own sport coaching/fitness session. Our highly-skilled and motivated staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in sport, health and fitness. They are there to give you the very best start to your career.
What You Will Learn
The Diploma in Sport is a vocational course combining the theory of such modules as; anatomy & physiology and fitness testing with the more practical learning in specialised technical and tactical awareness. This as a course is designed to prepare you for further study and life in the workplace.
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.