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This programme will teach you what it takes to become a fitness instructor working in the health and fitness industry. As a student on the course, you will work on both the practical and theoretical knowledge that is required of you to work in a gym or to deliver group exercise classes.
This qualification is made up of 7 units: anatomy and physiology; principles of exercise, fitness and health; promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation; working with clients and helping them to adhere to exercise and physical activity; reflect and develop own practice in providing exercise and physical activity; plan and prepare gym-based exercise; and instruct and supervise gym-based exercise
If you have a strong interest in health and fitness and want to push yourself to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a fitness professional, this course will help you achieve your goals.
Aims of the course
To teach learners the skills, knowledge and understanding required to become a fitness professional and seek employment in the health and fitness industry.
Two multiple choice exams, written questions, and observation and assessment.
Having successfully completed this course, you will be in a strong position to seek employment in the fitness industry, working as a fitness instructor. You could also progress onto the CYQ Certificate Level 3 Personal Training.
Completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness will allow you to register with REPS (Register for Exercise Professionals) and seek direct employment as a fitness instructor/trainer in a private or commercial gym.
What can I earn in the sports industry?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you decide to study for a vocational qualification in sport, you'll be starting on a fun and fulfilling career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Sports coaches start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £25,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Professional players start on around £12,000 a year and can earn £22,000 with a few years' experience ? but obviously the sky's the limit!
Leisure or sports managers start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Fitness instructors start on around £19,000 a year and can earn £29,000 with 3-5 years' experience
If you'd like to turn your passion for sport into a career, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go.
4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above
Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
Process for Application
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