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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course Content

The framework will focus on delivering exercise and fitness instruction in a sports and active leisure setting.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs involved with this course.

What can I do after 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.

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Florence Phillips

Florence Phillips

Missed exam targets a ‘blessing’ as Flo launches fitness career with college

Apprentice personal trainer Florence Phillips said missing out on the exam results she hoped for was a "blessing" ...because it gave her a chance to go to Derby College and launch her career.
Nineteen-year-old Flo said instead of going to sixth form college, which had been her plan, she opted to go into fitness because she was keen on gym at school.
Having passed sports coaching and development with flying colours as a student at Broomfield Hall, she then landed an apprenticeship at B Physical in Ashbourne.
Flo has now taken a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course and she will complete Level 3 Personal Training this summer.
She enjoys her job and said she made the right decision in coming to Derby College.

I didn't get the GCSEs I needed to go to sixth form, which is a blessing because it meant I went to college.

I find the exams the hardest but the college gives me all the support I need. At college somebody took me to one side and told me this job could be good for me, so I applied and got it.


College has been really important to me. I'd love to be a personal trainer and stay here. I love taking classes. I take about nine a week, which is really good.


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