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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The new apprenticeship standards have been developed by employer groups for specific occupations. They contain on-programme training and an end-point assessment. The end-point assessment must be delivered by an independent organisation recognised on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations. Employers of apprentices will select an organisation from the Register to conduct independent end-point assessment of their apprentices.

For candidates to undertake this apprenticeship, they will need to be focussed on coaching activities to improve health, wellbeing and fitness in a community setting for a range of age groups. Preferably candidates will already have an employer ready to start their apprenticeship.

Candidates will also have the opportunity to complete just a Gym Instructing pathway route.


Entry requirements

Preferably candidates should have already achieved grade 4 or above in English and Maths GCSE or should have achieved a Level 2 equivalent qualification. If this has not been achieved, it will form a mandatory element of your apprenticeship.

Candidates should be able to show they have a background in engaging in coaching activities or fitness.


Course Content

The Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing content includes:
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity 
  • Planning an activity session 
  • Delivering an activity session
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Smoking cessation
  • Nutrition and healthy eating
  • Data protection

The Gym Instructing Pathway content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Principles of exercise
  • Working with clients
  • Health and safety

You will also complete a Safeguarding qualification.

It is also possible to complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship by taking a Level 3 Diploma in Coaching Sport.

English and maths will be included if required.


How will I be assessed?

When you are adjudged to be ready for end-point assessment, you will be entered for your final assessments. As you progress through the course, you will need to be revising information, implementing strategies, designing and recording activities, and compiling reflective practice that will be collated in a portfolio of evidence. This evidence will be relied upon in order for you to meet the assessment standards at the end of your apprenticeship. It will consist of:

  • Practical observation with questions and answers
  • Presentation with questions and answers
  • Interview


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs. You may be required to attend classes away from the work environment in order to fulfil the knowledge required to complete the apprenticeship. This may result in travel costs.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training


  • Community Coaching roles
  • Health and Wellness Officer roles


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Jess Guest

Jess Guest

Apprenticeship leads to leisure centre personal trainer job for Jess

As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest. Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council.
While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three. Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship,
Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction. In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.
Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.


Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.



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