The Apprenticeship in Instructing Exercise and Fitness is designed for people who are already employed in the fitness industry, and for those who want to enter the industry and progress their careers.
The aim of this apprenticeship is to supply a highly skilled and vocationally competent workforce for the health and fitness sector to provide a quality service to clients. The apprenticeship is also suitable for those wishing to change careers after having worked in a different sector.
Your apprenticeship framework will be designed around your prior achievements and working requirements. Standards of English and maths should be suitable for study at this level. Good communication skills are essential.
The framework will focus on delivering exercise and fitness instruction in a sports and active leisure setting.
Assessments will take place through vocational competence, the development of a portfolio of evidence and assessment for the technical qualifications associated with the pathway. English and maths will be assessed through controlled assessment or exam.
You may be invited into College to study the Level 2 Gym Instruction content on one evening per week or on day release.
There are no additional costs involved with this course.
You can progress to employment within the active leisure industry as a gym or fitness instructor or in roles featuring health promotion activities.
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.
She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."