The course is for individuals already working in the Fitness industry who wish to study through work based learning. The programme places great emphasis on practical ability backed up with an understanding of the principals involved. The Apprenticeship offers high quality training, to meet the Sports & Leisure industry standards. The qualification was designed for employers and ensures that the training received will equip candidates with the skills needed by the industry.
Typical roles may include: Fitness Instructor / Gym Instructor; Recreation Assistant; Exercise Instructors e.g.: Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Circuit Training, Aqua aerobics, Working with children; Leisure Centre Assistant
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (competency qualification)
Units to be taken include:
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (knowledge qualification)
6 Units will be taken:
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; Principals of exercise fitness and health; Planning gym based exercise; Instructing gym based exercise.
These qualifications cover the transferable and functional skills that all employees need to carry out their roles effectively. All learners will need to complete, if not already achieved; English and Mathematics Level 1. They will then need to continue studying, if not already achieved, L2.
Awareness in Employment Awareness in Active Learning and Leisure
Students may visit the college one day per week to work towards gaining detailed underpinning knowledge of the chosen subject area
A combination of observations, assessments, workbooks and portfolio evidence gathering.
Learners could move onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Personal Training or a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Fitness at Yeovil College University Centre. Employment within the sector
Employed within a job role which covers all areas of the qualification. GCSE in English and Maths graded A-E. Initial Assessment.