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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.

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Why sport and leisure

Sport and exercise contribute an incredible £39billion to the UK economy, and you could soon be part of this growing industry that is only going to get bigger. 

As more and more people take exercise seriously, this also means increased demand for those who can improve quality of life through well-planned exercise programmes and injury rehabilitation.

A career in sport means you could potentially work with people from all walks of life, including children, and will provide you with the choice of being a valued employee or self-employed. 

At the College, you will get access to our gyms, sport and exercise laboratory, or you might also wish to continue with your goal of becoming a professional rugby, football or basketball player thanks to our dedicated academies. 

Just do it: take the first step to a long and successful career at City College Plymouth. 


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Choose your course

Personal Training

  • Course code: YMDPT
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: 16 weeks (plus blended learning)

Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise)

  • Course code: YMGBE
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: 12 weeks

Instructing Circuit Training Sessions

  • Course code: YMICTS
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Award
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: Six weeks (plus blended learning)
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Carl Turner

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Grace Hawken

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