Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

Choose to be

  • Fitness Coach/Instructor
  • Gym Manager
  • PE Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Instructor
  • Sports/Leisure Centre Manager

These study programmes are based in the new Oval Campus in Bebington and include many outdoor pursuits within the UK. With the help of your tutors’ extensive experience in a range of outdoor activities and competitive sports, you will develop your theoretical knowledge and physical skills to succeed in this exhilarating and growing industry.

Programmes delivered at the Oval Campus, Bebington include:

Course Level Code
VTCT First Steps into Sport, Health and Fitness 1 K056
VTCT Fitness Instructor 2 K047
VTCT NVQ Football Studies 2 K065
VTCT Sport Studies Diploma 2 K015
BTEC Outdoor Adventure Diploma 3 K083
BTEC Outdoor Adventure Sport Sub Diploma 3 K084
BTEC Sport and Exercise Science 90 Credit Diploma 3 K040
BTEC Sport and Exercise Sciences Extended Diploma 3 K009
BTEC Sport Diploma (Football Performance and Excellence) 3 K085
BTEC Sport Sub Diploma (Football Performance and Excellence) 3 K086
VTCT Personal Training level 3 Certificate 3 K048

Video

Watch our students and tutors talk about the Football Development and Sports Science courses at Wirral Met:

What next?

Many students progress onto jobs and/or self employment once they have completed their full-time study programmes. Level 3 students often progress onto Higher Education to study on degree programmes.

Career opportunities

These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Salaries for Sports Development Officers range from £20,000 to £35,000 per year and managers can earn up to £50,000 per year. Starting salaries for Fitness Instructors are around £13,000 per year and experienced instructors can earn around £20,000 per year. Leisure Centre Managers can earn between £17,000 and around £25,000 per year, and senior managers can earn over £35,000 per year. (Source)

Where are they now?

Matthew Lewis

Matthew successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Outdoor Education and is now progressing to further study at Liverpool John Moores University.

Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Education News

Mattie Harding competes in Paralympic swimming trials

There was cause for celebration at Wirral Met College as one of our students recently...

Adam is a Wirral Met College Boomerang!

Outdoor & Adventure Sport Lecturer, Stephen France, has welcomed his new colleague Adam Barratt...

Wirral Met College celebrates being this year’s Merseyside Cup Winners!

Wirral Met College Football Development under 19’s squad recently won the Merseyside...

Former Sports Science student visits Oval Campus

Former student, Chris Connelly took time out of his busy schedule to visit our Oval...