PersonalTrainingQRThe OCR Cambridge Technical Sport and Physical Activity Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

The Course - Equivalent to 2 A levels

 Do you have an interest in:
• The human body and how it is affected by sport?
• Leading and inspiring others to be fit and active?
• The local, regional, national, and international importance of sport?
• How the leisure industry works?
• Pushing yourself to be physically better?
• How diet can affect your sporting performance and daily life?
• The impact psychology has on sports performance from novice to professional athletes?

The Cambridge Technical course is designed with the workplace in mind. You will be given opportunities to experience the sporting world from the frontline, with opportunities to observe and participate practically in a range of real-world settings. Studying this course will require you to be self-motivated, to work independently and to work within a team. You need to be prepared to conduct research using a range of resources. You will also maintain a high standard of time management to meet deadlines. The course will give you an insight into many sports sectors, from the leisure industry and personal training through to outdoor education and teaching. Throughout the duration of the course there will be opportunities to gain additional qualifications, including the CIMSPA certified personal training qualification.


Unit 1 and Unit 4 are externally examined through written exams.

All other units are internally assessed using specific grading criteria. All internally assessed units are eligible to be moderated by an external examiner to verify quality.

Students will be assessed internally via written coursework, video presentation and practical leadership of peers or younger students.

Entry Requirements

GCSE PE grade 4 or Pass at OCR Cambridge National level 2 (sport studies or sport science)
GCSE English grade 4
GCSE Trilogy Science grade 44
You must also be involved in regular training and competition and have a club standard performance in at least one sport.

Careers & Higher Education

What can I do at the end of the course? Attend university and study a range of sports courses. Or you could start working in the sport and fitness sector.

Students who have successfully completed this course have moved on to career choices in many areas such as PE teaching, sports coaching, and leisure management, physiotherapy, sport nutritionists, sport psychologist, outdoor education instructor and the police.

Further Advice & Information



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