This course is for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in the fitness industry and leads to a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification. Students have to successfully complete the Level 2 course prior to progressing to the Level 3. Depending on prior qualifications, this may be over one or two years.
The course enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding of instructing clients in physical activities and gym based sessions and gives them the opportunity, upon completion of the course, to become a Level 2 qualified Fitness Instructor and a Level 3 in Personal Training. This qualification will allow students to become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
You will be studying a range of modules designed to give you the most up to date knowledge of the fitness industry. This course combines units that will incorporate fitness instructing, knowledge of anatomy and physiology and of business. All students are required to attend a compulsory work placement. The course will have large practical elements and students will be expected to participate in, lead and develop fitness instructing sessions for classmates and other college students. The lessons will take place in classrooms, the college gym as well as other college sports facilities.
Students will be required to produce a detailed written portfolio for their course and build up a vast amount of evidence throughout the year in order to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the content.
This course is assessed 100% on coursework. Students have to successfully achieve Level 2 to progress to Level 3.
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C and preferably students should also have completed a Level 2 or Level 3 course.