• Anatomy and physiology for exercise
• 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
• Nutrition for health and performance
You will develop a wide range of skills that will benefit you in a career in fitness. These will include: communication, organisation, leadership, teamwork, presenting, researching, customer service and emergency first aid. Applicants must be willing to work flexibly with their placement in order to achieve their work experience hours.
A minimum of 4 GCSE's at grade D including English and/or ideally Maths or equivalent (eg Level 1 Functional Skills). Or satisfactory completion of a Foundation Learning programme at Level 1 with a minimum of 37 credits.
All applicants must have a genuine interest in working in the fitness industry, be prepared to participate in physical activities, work in a team, overcome personal challenges and have an enthusiastic approach to learning.
This course is delivered at Park Lane Campus.
This course will enable you to work as a fully qualified fitness instructor, but students can return to college and do the Level 3 In Personal Training or enter into an apprenticeship. Students can also continue their studies onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sport Development and Fitness.
To work with children (under 18) or vulnerable adult’s students you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application. The college will organise this for you, but you may have to pay. The estimated cost of the check is £44. Full details regarding payment and documents required will be provided prior to enrolment.
There is the opportunity to be involved in the Colleges Sports Academies and there will be a number of residential trips taking place throughout the year.