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.
Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.
By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.
Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.
I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?
There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.