Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction - Gym-based Exercise
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
What will you be working towards?
||National Award (BTEC)
If you already have some sporting experience, this Level 2 course will help you specialise in the world of training and fitness. If you're interested in working in gyms, cruise ships, leisure centres or other venues then this is the perfect course for you.
Throughout the course you will lead groups and fitness sessions at beginner and intermediate level. You'll learn new leadership skills, planning, organising and delivering different sessions to groups. Included in the programme is basic first aid skills and how to deal with emergency scenarios. The programme also helps you to build experience working with clients in the gym and writing training programmes.
Units you may study include:
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
Principles of exercise, fitness and health
Planning gym-based exercise
Instructing gym-based exercise
Customer service and client support in health and fitness
Leading induction to gym equipment
Leading group-based activities in a gym-based environment
Social media marketing in health and fitness
Products and technology in health and fitness
Planning a circuit training session
Instructing a circuit training session
How will it be delivered?
50% Assessment - Practical
30% Assessment - Exam
20% Assessment - synoptic
Ideally at least 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 or grade A*-D or a Level 1 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.
Your next steps...
After completing your course you could progress on to study a Level 3 Diploma in Sport or Level 3 NVQ in Personal Training. Alternatively, you could progress straight into employment in the sport industry including an apprenticeship. Studying sport could lead to a career as a sports coach, youth leader, sport instructor, personal trainer, PE teacher, sports masseur, physiotherapist, sport scientist or many other opportunities.