Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 10/09/2018
End Date 05/07/2019

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16-18 Free
19-24 £994 p/ year
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000 p/ year


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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.

Assessment Method

Two multiple choice exams, written questions, and observation and assessment.

Progression Opportunities

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.

Career Options

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.
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Entry Requirements

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

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