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Sport, Health & Fitness Vocational Courses

Learn the skills needed to succeed in this diverse industry.

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Industry leading courses

When you study on our Sport, Health and Fitness programmes, you will learn alongside like-minded people, who are all motivated, focussed and driven to develop themselves both physically and mentally.

With access to our specialist fitness studios, Technogym-equipped gyms and sports massage therapy suites, you will gain essential practical experience to use alongside the theoretical elements of the course. You will also head into the local community to practise your newly acquired skills in real-life settings such as schools, festivals and community events, to help prepare for a career in this diverse field.

Students who have studied these courses with us have gone on to secure roles such as PE teachers, personal trainers, nutritionists and sports massage therapists, and many have secured places at some of the country’s leading sports universities.

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A highlight of the course was winning the tennis regional tournament representing Petroc at the AoC championships in Plymouth, this enabled me to qualify to represent the South West colleges at the National Championships in Nottingham


Sport, Level 3 

In the UK, 1 in every 7 people is a member of a gym

(Sports Think Tank)

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The average annual salary for a Personal Trainer



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The average salary for a Sports Massage Therapist



Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.