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Sports Fitness 7
Level 3

Sporting Excellence Professional


52 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Flexible dates





Ready to gain a nationally recognised qualification alongside training?

This Apprenticeship will enable you to competently perform the professional sport in which you train such as cricket, football, rugby league, rugby union and equestrianism.

In your daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with coaches, employers, fellow athletes, sporting officials and multidisciplinary support staff, administrative staff, external partners, for example, broadcasters, fans.

This qualification will prepare you for alternative career paths if a professional sports career is not your only option in this field.

On this Apprenticeship, you will learn:

  • Maintaining a high level of fitness to allow you to participate in training and competitions
  • Sustaining a lifestyle designed to optimise performance
  • Being aware of external factors that may affect individual performance, both physically and psychologically
  • Maintaining a positive and inclusive image of your sport, as part of your social responsibility

To achieve this Apprenticeship standard, you will be assessed through a knowledge test, practical observation and professional interview.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 4 (C) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

On completion of this Apprenticeship, you will be able to progress onto Higher Education.

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There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.