Certificate in Fitness Instructing 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 a range of GCSEs at C to F grade, a minimum of a Level 1 English qualification and proven coaching or leadership experience. Experience training in a gym environment and coaching is desirable.

Duration of this Course

This is a one year course. This is a bespoke programme. Enrol and start anytime.

Career Prospects

Following successful completion of this course, you can progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training or employment in the industry.

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

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

Course Fees 2017/18: £975

This is a minimum course cost. Please note that fees vary depending upon your personal circumstances and government funding. Additional membership and exam fees may also apply. First year cost only. Additional fees will apply for further years of the course. Please contact the Student & Customer Services Team on 01935 423921 for more information.

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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.