Boxing Academy - Sport Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Boxing Academy – Sport Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

Boxing Academy – Sport Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

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Boxing Academy – Sport Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

Are you passionate about boxing and keen to enhance your skills and fitness and gain a recognised sport qualification?  Then this course is right for you!    

The Boxing Academy, delivered in partnership with RG Boxfit, is a full-time programme that focuses on boxing fitness, skills, techniques and lifestyle.

During the programme you will train four times a week with professional boxing coaches, have access to a fully equipped gym, training studio and strength and conditioning sessions.  

Depending on your previous qualifications you will complete a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification, Level 3 Personal Training, Level 4 Strength and Conditioning and your boxing coaching qualifications.  

As part of the programme you will have access to our boxing club at evenings and weekends, meet elite boxers and take part in a range of exciting enrichment activities to bring your learning to life.

You will be required to be required to complete 30 hours of work experience and also purchase a college-branded sports kit, costing approximately £80 - details will be provided on acceptance to the course and financial suipport may be available to help with these costs.

To access ths course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or maths OR
  • Level 2 quaification in sport

Applications from adult learners without the necessary qualifications, but with relevant industry experience, will be considered on an individual basis. 

During this course you will study: (Dependent on current qualifications) 

  • Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness  

  • Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors  

  • Health and safety in the fitness environment  

  • Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change  

  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise 

  • Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness  

  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health  

  • Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions  

  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients  

  • Programme design and delivery for personal training  

  • Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers 

  • Boxing Coaching qualifications 

During the course you will enhance your skills and knowledge in: 

  • Boxing  

  • Fitness 

  • Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Principles of Fitness 

  • Planning and Instructing Gym Based Exercise 

  • Nutrition 

  • Strength & Conditioning  

  • Coaching

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of principles of fitness and training methods
  • Learn how the body works and adapt your fitness plans to meet the needs of yourself and clients
  • Develop an appreciation for nutrition
  • Develop your confidence in dealing with clients
  • Develop your business knowledge and entrepreneurship
  • Improve your Boxing skills
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in and leading coaching sessions

This is an assignment-based course so there are no exams.

You will be continually assessed throughout the programme.

There are several components to the assessment:

  • Practical observations
  • Practical skill assessment
  • Presentation
  • Essay based coursework


This is an exam based course and you will sit two exams during the first year programme and one in the second year. You will sit an exam at the end of your course. Each exam will take 1 hour.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to pursue a career in Personal Training, Strength & Conditioning, Boxing Coach or progress to university.

After you have successfully completed this course you can progress on to the Level 4 in Strength and Conditioning.

We have a 100% success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students. In fact, some of our past students have gone on to become full time personal trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, personal training teachers or progressed to university.

While you are on this course you will get to visit:

  • Boxing Clubs
  • Elite Strength and Conditioning suites
  • Elite Boxers
  • Elite training camps
  • Elite boxing trainers
  • Various Industry related specialists
  • Gyms around the West Midlands

You will also be able to enter national awards including fitness competitions at the NEC.

We also have guest speakers who we invite in to college to enhance your learning. These have included:

  • Professional Boxers
  • Elite Trainers
  • Personal Trainers (Industry related experience)
  • Physio Therapists
  • Sports Psychologists
  • Industry specialists


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