Fitness Coaching

Within the programme the students will undertake a range of units designed to develop their understanding of coaching, fitness and sports science. The students will participate in a range of practical and theory lessons.

For students who excel in sports such as basketball, football and rugby, there will be the opportunity to participate in the sports academies at Oldham College. 

Within the course you will study 10 different units over the year which fall into different strands:

  • Fitness Training and Testing
  • Coaching
  • Performance
  • Events Organisation
  • Sport Science
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Sport competition projects
  • Practical assessments

You will be required to undertake various work experience sessions. 

  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport
  • Apprenticeships.
  • Foundation degree in Sport and Exercise Science
Level 1 – 3 x GCSES at grades E or level 2/3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

Apprenticeship in fitness.


Football Academy
Join any of our Sports programmes and have the chance to try out for the Oldham College Football Academy.

Playing in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Football League, our 2016/17 team finished the season top of the league with a game in hand.

The Football Academy offers excellence in coaching through UEFA licensed coaches alongside your college programme. Staff coach, Stephen Morgan, played professional football for 16 years before training as a coach. His 11 years’ experience as a qualified coach means that he brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. The Football Academy train twice a week with a match every Wednesday. Training includes fundamental technical and tactical skills alongside individual fitness plans, dietary advice and strength and conditioning.

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development