Boosting employability for Sports Science students

Sports Science and Sports Therapy students at the University have been awarded Personal Training and Fitness Instruction qualifications which will enhance their job prospects.

Date: 13 December 2017

Sports Science and Sports Therapy students have passed their Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

Students Emma George, Rafael Lopez and Lionel Stone passed their qualifications in November 2017. They attended a one-week intensive course during summer 2017 where they studied for two written exams, coursework and undertook a practical exam.

Lionel said: “The personal training course was a great way for me to improve my employability and it helped me learn valuable skills related to my Sports Therapy degree. I would highly recommend this course to all sports students at London Met as it will not interfere with your studies and will give you job opportunities during and after your degree.”

Karl Grainger, a senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science BSc, has spent the past two years developing the Level 2 and Level 3 courses offered by 1st4Sport, an awarding organisation recognised and regulated in England by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator, to help Sports Science and Sports Therapy students gain valuable qualifications which will enhance their employability both during their studies and after they graduate. Over 50 London Met students have now taken part in the Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

Currently the courses are open to Sports Therapy students only, however the department is looking to expand to other students across the University. If you are interested, even if you are a London Met student on another course, please contact Karl Grainger.

Find out more about studying Sports Therapy BSc at London Met.