This course is designed for people wishing to pursue careers in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors. The course is made up of two qualifications: the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and the Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.
Courses are delivered over 18 weeks and are due to start at Broomfield Hall campus on:
Wednesday: 09/09/20 - 27/01/21
Wednesday: 3/02/21 - 16/06/21
Course fees are £277.50.
A minimum of eight candidates is required in order for each course to start.
Course content will cover:
Health and safety in the fitness environment.
The skills to conduct client consultations and support positive behaviour change.
The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions.
Professionalism for fitness instructing and delivering exceptional customer service.
Planning and instructing a kettlebell session.
You will be assessed through:
This qualification provides progression to other courses to study at DCG, such as the:
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.
Keen runner Kirsty Peinelt has always wanted a health related career but hadn't considered sports therapy until her partner needed physiotherapy after an illness a few years ago.
His physiotherapist explained to her how soft tissue massages work so she decided to look into that area of health and fitness and found her ideal course at Derby College. And Kirsty who is 22 and from Heanor, has been gaining valuable hands-on experience as she works towards completing her BTEC level 3 Sports Science Advanced Diploma.
Over the summer break she worked part-time at Belper Life Fitness giving sports massage treatments to people of all ages and fitness levels. As part of her therapist's role she has treated everyone from keen athletes in training for gruelling triathlons through to older people who just want a massage in order to feel better.
Kirsty, who is soon to start the second year of her two year diploma course, hopes to go on to university and study for a degree in physiotherapy. Once qualified she would like to work in the NHS and ideally specialise in paediatric, neurological or malignancy physiotherapy.
Luckily I found just the course I was looking for at Derby College.
My Level 2 course, which I took in 2013/2014, was fantastic – there wasn't a thing about it that I didn't love.
To be a good sports massage therapist you need to thoroughly understand physiology and anatomy, so there is a lot to learn.