Sport, Fitness and Leisure

Sport learners

Working in the fast-paced sport and fitness industry will keep you on your toes. Improving health and wellbeing, bringing communities closer together, and providing entertaining events; sport and fitness is a central aspect of our modern society.

You can follow in the footsteps of your sporting heroes with a sport and fitness qualification. You can hit the ground running with a range of jobs on offer in leisure centres, health clubs, outdoor activities, and professional sports arenas.

Our sport and fitness courses prepare you for all sorts of exciting professions including:

  • Fitness/gym instructor
  • Sports coach
  • Professional sports
  • Sporting events
  • Personal trainer
  • Outdoor activities instructor
  • Exercise and wellness management
  • Sports science and psychology
  • Sports massage, rehab, and therapy
  • Leisure management

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With a practical focus, our level 1, 2, 3, and 4 sports and fitness courses will set you up for success. We encourage participation in a range of sports at all campuses, including rugby, football, netball, basketball, hockey and more. You’ll even have access to local leisure centres, gyms, trampoline parks, indoor climbing centres and Bike Park Wales for practical activities, and opportunities to enter the AoC (Association of Colleges) championships.

Crosskeys Campus is home to the Newport Gwent Dragons Junior Academy where players gain qualifications alongside their rugby training and take part in a range of leagues and tournaments. The Girls’ Dragons Academy is offered at Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone in collaboration with Crosskeys Campus, while at Torfaen Learning Zone, sport is offered in partnership with Cwmbran Stadium.

Successfully completing our sports and fitness courses gives you a competitive edge in your future career. Gaining practical experience, valuable skills, and underpinning knowledge, you can get stuck into a role in sports and fitness straight away. But if you want to continue to develop your skill set, we have a range of part time courses and foundation degrees in Exercise and Wellness Management, Sports Coaching and Development, or Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage. So, you can reach your goals with a course at Coleg Gwent!

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Active IQ Certificate in Advanced Personal Training Level 4

Usk Campus
Start date: 05 September 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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BTEC Sport Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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BTEC Diploma Vocational Studies - Sport & Public Services Level 1

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2023

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BTEC Diploma Vocational Studies - Sport & Public Services Level 1

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2023

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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport Level 3

Torfaen Learning Zone
Start date: 04 September 2023

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Foundation Degree Exercise and Wellness Management

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 12 September 2023

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Foundation Degree Sports Coaching and Development

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 21 September 2023

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Foundation Degree Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage (SCRaM)

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 20 September 2023

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YMCA Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing Level 2

Usk Campus
Start date: 05 September 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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YMCA Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 09 November 2022

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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YMCA Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 08 November 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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YMCA Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 19 December 2022

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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YMCA Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 18 December 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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YMCA Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) Level 3

Usk Campus
Start date: 05 September 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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YMCA Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) plus 2 Additionalities Level 3

Usk Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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Every Monday and Friday, we go to Cwmbran Stadium for the practical side of the course. We use the Astroturf for football, a track for speed gates, and equipment in the gym and swimming pool. I also enjoy anatomy and physiology lessons and learning how the bones and muscles work.

Darnia Coleman
Level 3 BTEC Sport

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