Where will this course lead?

This is a REPs recognised and regulated qualification. Upon completion you will a qualified gym and fitness instructor. This qualification is designed for learners who wish to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions via the context of gym.

What will I study?

You will study a range of different academic units delivered by different lectures over the 2 year course.

The mandatory units are:

* Anatomy and physiology for exercise

* Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

* Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

* Principles of exercise, fitness and health

* Planning gym-based exercise

* Instructing gym-based exercise

How will this course be delivered?

The course will be delivered by subject-specific lecturers who will teach you the content within the units. You will have a portfolio to complete both for the classroom based and practical based lessons. Everything covered within the theory lessons can be applied to a practical setting.

What qualifications will I get?

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise)

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed through a portfolio, assessment (both theory and practical) and a competency test. To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in this qualification specification

How do I get a place on the course?

You will be invited to an information evening for sport upon application. Places are offered by interview and a successful reference.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for those who are:

- Seeking employment in the sector

-Seeking access to the register of exercise professionals (reps)

-Seeking recognition for previous experience

-Seeking to develop skills and knowledge in the sector.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

You must be 16 years or older

What can I do after this course?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training


Stratford-upon-Avon College

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