Sport | NCFE Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity | Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0118-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


If you're passionate about sport, studying at Brighton MET is a great was to learn how to earn money from the subject you love in the city you live in. Our Level 3 course offers coaching, fitness and therapy pathways so you can specialise in one or develop your abilities in all three. You can also study for a selected industry recognised qualifications, such as first aid and fitness instructing.

  • Practical sessions and work experience placements
  • Participation in a wide range of sports and physical activities
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Option to join the boxing academy
  • Additional qualifications as part of course
  • Focus on employability and personal development

There is the opportunity to study Level 3 as a 2-year course completing the NCFE certificate in the first year and the NCFE diploma in the second year.


Course content

  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Preparing for a career in coaching, fitness or sports therapy
  • Work experience
  • Practical team sports
  • Sports coaching / fitness instructing
  • Coaching specific populations
  • First Aid
  • Work experience 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and Maths

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of course and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

If you do not have the above grades then don't worry, we have options for you. You could start at Level 2 or, if you don't qualify for that, we have a Pathways course in Sport & Public Service. Pathways courses enable you to progress onto Level 2 after completion.

Your next steps...

After this course

Upon successful completion of Year 1 of this course you can continue to Year 2.

After Year 2, you can move on to the MET's specialist part time course in Personal Training or sports coaching apprenticeships.

You could also continue your learning journey with university or HE college courses, such as Sport Science, Physical Education with PGCE, Sports Coaching, Football Studies, Sports Management, Athletic Training, Fitness and Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition Science or Sports/Leisure Management.

Alternatively you can progress to employment.

Future careers include:

  • Coach
  • Sports official
  • PE teacher
  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Pool/beach lifeguard
  • Sports development officer
  • Sports and leisure manager
  • Community/youth coaching
  • Disability and inclusion coaching