Instructing Exercise and Fitness - Level 2

Introduction to this course

This one year qualification is designed for Exercise and Fitness Instructors who are capable of planning, delivering and evaluating a series of sessions independently. You will use the theoretical aspects to plan and deliver a range of fitness-based programmes. This is a Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) recognised qualification. Alongside this course, you will also enhance your coaching and leadership ability.

How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here

Entry Requirements

You need four GCSEs at grade A* to D including English and maths.

Duration of this Course

One Year

Career Prospects

Following successful completion, you can progress onto an apprenticeship, employment in the fitness and exercise sector or progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

How will I be Assessed?

You will be assessed in a realistic working environment in Fitness Instruction. Students produce a portfolio of evidence, including underpinning knowledge questions, assessment feedback and written statements.

Course content/units

Mandatory Units
Instructing Exercise and Fitness

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

Unit 2: Work with Clients to help them adhere to Exercise and Physical Activity

Unit 3: Reflect on and Develop own practice in providing Exercise and Physical Activity

Unit 4: Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

Unit 5: Promote Health, Safety and Welfare in Active Leisure and Recreation

Unit 6: Plan and Prepare Gym-based Exercise

Unit 7: Instruct and Supervise Gym-based Exercise

Expenses for this course

College sports kit – Approximately £150. Recommended textbook - Approximately £20.

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There is an expectation that all learners will wear their kit when representing the college in fixtures (home and away) and when taking part in physical activity sessions (as a participant, official or coach). Second year learners do not need to purchase new kit.