Sports & Fitness
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

This Level 3 programme is designed for individuals with a keen interest in sport, particularly in understanding how a range of components work closely together to ensure and develop optimum sporting performance of themselves or other athletes.

This course will increase your knowledge and skills across a range of sport-related units, including:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Technical & Tactical Skills
  • Athletes Lifestyle
  • Practical Sport Fitness Testing & Training

You will start off on a one year programme studying 90 credits (equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels). Upon successful completion of year one you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the second year, completing a further 90 credits to achieve a full Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent). This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE's grade A*-C (including Maths and English. A GCSE in PE is also desirable) Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit/Distinction grade (or equivalent) + GCSE English and Maths at Grade C. Some applicants may be asked to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment and must achieve a minimum of L1. All applicants must successfully pass an academic interview

Assessment Method

During this course you will build a portfolio of evidence which will include a variety of assessment evidence including witness testimonies, practical observations, written/oral questions, essays, reports, projects and presentations.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who complete the Extended Diploma often go onto further or higher education, studying HNDs or degrees in a range of disciplines including Sports Coaching, Sports Business, Sports Science, Sports Journalism or Physical Education Teaching qualifications. Others have continued their studies with us to pursue careers in the fitness industry with our REPs accredited AIQ qualifications in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

Study Methods

You will be required to attend college for approximately 13 hours per week, Monday-Friday. In addition you will be expected to carry out a minimum of 3-6 hours independent study per week to complete coursework, assignments, projects and self-directed study.

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and in high quality facilities including a full sized Sports Hall, Exercise Studio and Sports Science Laboratory with state of the art equipment. Some lessons may also occur in the large on-site health and fitness club, which students also have access to free of charge, or at off-site facilities. You will also learn through a range of relevant trips, visits and guest lectures.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.