Physical Activity, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Management Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: S178-Y1
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: ACTIVEIQ
  • Study mode: Full Time

With the ever-changing focus in Sport moving towards tackling the levels of physical in-activity in the UK and the prevention of associated health issues – this  new course is a great way to future proof your career.

The new course has been devleoped in conjunction with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and other organisations that are developing a Pennine Lancashire Hub to ensure a clear focus and direction to tackle the increasing in-activity and subsequent health and social issues faced in this area.

During the course you will take part in live briefs and  work experience opportunities in a range of different job roles working alongside industry professionals to tacle in-activity within the local area.

In addition to your level 3 course qualification, you will also be able to benefit from gaining additional qualifications with regard to Fitness Instruction and Personal Training. 

What will I study?

During your programme you will study areas such as:

  • Principles of nutrition for healthy lifestyles
  • Facilitating behaviour change for health and wellbeing
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Conducting consultations with personal training clients
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training
Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including Maths or English Language or completion of a relevant Level 2 course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through 100% coursework. 

What can I do next?

Once you have completed your Level 3  Diploma, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities or start on your career path.

Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation. 

Particular courses students progress on to include: Community Coaching & Sports Development Foundation Degree FdSc, Sports Coaching & Performance Foundation Degree FdSc or Health & Personal Training Foundation Degree FdA. These can lead to varied and interesting roles in sport including:

  • Sports Coach
  • PE Teaching (following the completion of an appropriate PGCE)
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Marketing/Advertising
  • Performance Analysts.

You may also be interested in progression to Complementary Therapies Foundation Degree FdSc which includes Sports Massage as a pathway within the programme. 

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Health Promotion Specialist

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

Health promotion specialists (also known as health improvement specialists) aim to improve the health of the population through education.

In this job you will need to be persuasive and tactful, so that you can inspire and motivate people. You will also need good project management skills.

To get into this work you would usually need experience of working with community groups, plus a degree in a relevant subject such as biological, social or behavioural sciences. You can also get a job in health promotion if you have a qualification and experience in a field like nursing, teaching or social work.

If you can communicate well with a wide variety of people and you want to raise awareness of health issues, this could be the job for you.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Leisure Centre Assistant

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 40 hours per week

If you are interested in sport and like working with the public, this could be the job for you.

As a leisure centre assistant, you would help and supervise visitors using leisure centre facilities.

In this job you will need to be very aware of health and safety issues. You will also need to be a good communicator and have customer service skills.

You don't need any particular qualifications to get into this type of work, although some experience in a customer service role will help you. You may be able to get into this job through an Apprenticeship. You will need Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Leisure Centre Manager

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

If you’re interested in sport, fitness and leisure and are keen to work with the public in a busy and varied environment, this could be the career for you.

You would be responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre, managing a team of staff and making sure that visitors using the facilities have an enjoyable time.

You will need to be well organised, have excellent communication skills and be willing to work with sports bodies to promote events and schemes.

You can become a centre manager by completing a higher education qualification in leisure management or by working your way up through an organisation.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire