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Certificate in Gym Instruction – Level 2

This course is designed for people wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors. It is the first year of a two-year programme towards qualifying as a Level 3 Personal Trainer.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Sport
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/certificate-in-gym-instruction-level-2
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Course Information for Students

This course is designed for people wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors. It is the first year of a two-year programme towards qualifying as a Level 3 Personal Trainer.

This qualification must be achieved before moving on to study a Level 3 Personal Training qualification.

Minimum entry requirements for this course are set at five GCSEs at grade 3 or better. There is the opportunity to resit either English OR Maths should your GCSE profile support this.

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential. Therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is a requirement for communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

You should expect to be asked to lead sessions under supervision – individually and as part of a group – to external clients or other College students.

Course content will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment
  • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle
  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions
  • Professionalism for fitness instructing
  • Personal and professional development
  • Delivering exceptional customer service

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

There are no additional course costs, though candidates may wish to consider CIMSPA membership at their own cost.

You will be assessed via:

• Coursework/Project
• Multiple Choice Examination
• Portfolio of Evidence
• Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment

English or Maths GCSE resits will be assessed through examinations.

This qualification provides progression to the:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement Training
  • Level 2 Award in Nutrition

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Fitness Instructors

£9024

Fitness Instructors

Sports and Leisure Assistants

£11140

Sports and Leisure Assistants

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:43 pm