COURSES








Apprenticeships



Apprenticeship Activity Leadership - Leadership Route

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in the Fitness industry. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our modern training room. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership and a Certificate in the Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport, both at Level 2. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. You will be able to prepare, lead, conclude and review appropriate activity sessions in a safe, engaging and inclusive manner for a range of participants. Other duties could include areas such as basic equipment maintenance and care. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Exercise & Fitness

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in the Fitness industry. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our modern training room. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness and a Certificate in Fitness Instructing both at L2. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. On completion, you will be skilled in all aspects of the sector, able to do reception duties, membership sales, prepare, deliver and evaluate exercise sessions. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Courses - Full Time



Physical Education - GCE A Level

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Port Vale FC Futsal Academy (BTEC L3 Sport)

Stoke-on-Trent College in Partnership with Port Vale FC’s Foundation Trust have developed a Futsal Academy which allows you to learn, train, play and work for a professional football club, whilst completing your sports studies.

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Sport and Active Leisure BTEC Level 1 Diploma

This course is an introduction to the knowledge required to work in the sport and recreation industry.

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Sport and Exercise Sciences Extended Diploma BTEC Level 3

This course focuses on the application of scientific principles to sports performance and coaching. Individual group and project type experiments are carried out with the latest equipment from our sports science laboratory. Practical sports take place on the college site or in nearby specialist facilities. Visits are included to enhance both theoretical and practical work. Sports nutrition, fitness testing, technological developments in sport and practical sports coaching are among the units delivered. This course is an alternative to AS/A2 levels for those who wish to pursue a career in the field of sport, sport science, sports coaching or professional sports.

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Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is an advanced course that investigates current issues and principles around the development of sports coaching and fitness. This involves aspects of sports coaching and development, exercise for specific groups, talent identification and organising sports events. This is a theory and practical based course. You will be provided with the knowledge and practical skills required to work in or study at higher levels in related fields.

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Stoke City FC Futsal Academy (BTEC Level 3 Sport)

Stoke-on-on-Trent College in partnership with the Stoke City Community Trust’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a two-year course suitable for post-16 males and females of all playing abilities who have a keen interest in developing an insight into the practicalities within the sport industry.

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Courses - Full Time



Award in Fitness & Physical Activity

Throughout your time on this programme you will have the opportunity to study within the Colleges new sports block and access our state of the art facilities. During the course you will study: -the basic structure and function of the human body in relation to exercise and fitness -using a personal exercise programme utilising the principles of fitness (frequency, intensity, time, type and adherence) -an introduction to the role of the fitness instructor -an introduction to the fitness industry and careers in fitness -the basic principles of assisting in leading an exercise session safely and effectively -the benefits of a balanced diet and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle

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Fitness Instructing (Gym Based) Level 2 Certificate (YMCA)

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Intro to Fitness Instructing

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Personal Training Level 3 Certificate (YMCA)

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This course is designed to follow on from the Level 2 course in Fitness Instructing, and takes the principles and knowledge covered on that course to a more advanced level. The course will allow you to apply your knowledge in a more diverse and specific way to meet the needs of individuals more specifically. Aspects such as Nutrition and sports performance are added to the knowledge base of the learners.

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Higher Education