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Society has never taken its health and wellbeing as seriously as it does today. Humans are living longer than ever before, and that is largely due to people dedicating more time in their life to keeping in shape.

Why sport, health & fitness?

The sports and exercise industry is a major contributor to the UK economy, generating a staggering £39billion. This rapidly growing sector offers promising career opportunities for individuals looking to make a positive impact on people’s health and well-being through well-planned exercise programmes and injury rehabilitation.

With an increasing awareness of the benefits of an active lifestyle, the demand for qualified professionals is on the rise. A career in sports can allow you to work with diverse groups, ranging from school children to elite athletes and retirees, and can offer both employment and self-employment prospects.

At City College Plymouth, you will have access to our state-of-the-art gyms, sports and exercise laboratories, and have the opportunity to showcase your sporting abilities by participating in our academy teams or simply enjoying sports for fitness and fun.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling and successful career in this dynamic field by joining City College Plymouth. Get moving and make a positive impact on people’s lives!

Choose your course

Personal Training

  • Course code: YMDPT
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: YMCA Awards
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time

Sport, Exercise and Fitness

  • Course code: DSEF
  • Level: 1, 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time

Spectator Safety

  • Course code: CSC2
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: Ten weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
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Coming to City College meant I could focus 100% on sport and I gained loads of additional qualifications.

Mark Channing

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