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Diploma in Health, Fitness and Exercise Instruction - Level 2

Academy of Sport

Overview

Motivate, instruct and inspire as gym instructor.  Learn about using free weights, CV equipment and resistance machines to plan and deliver safe and effective one-to-one and group gym sessions.

As part of the programme of study, you will study a range of units including anatomy and physiology covering the heart and circulatory system, structure and function of the skeleton, musculoskeletal, postural and core stability, the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise. How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

As part of the course you will be expected to complete a minimum of 40 hours work placement for 'on the job' training and assessment. 

English and maths are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study these at the appropriate level, which will be determined by your previous achievements in these subjects. These qualifications are designed to enhance your employment opportunities and support you to progress.

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Entry requirements

Four GCSEs with at least grade 3/D including English and maths.

Following your application you will normally be offered a place on a course subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

You will be required to purchase and wear the Academy of Sport kit when in college.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)2487A1312FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

Location

How will I be assessed?

  • Coursework
  • Practical examination
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Worksheets
  • Presentation
  • External exams

What will I study?

As part of the programme of study, you will study a range of units including anatomy and physiology covering the heart and circulatory system, structure and function of the skeleton, musculoskeletal, postural and core stability, the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise. How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Employment law, industry specific legislation and procedures that apply to their jobs.

You will also be required to complete volunteering opportunities and work experience.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

How do I apply?

Apply online

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