Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym (Evening) - Level 2 - Part-time (North Devon)
North Devon Campus
Starts 4th November 2020 - 14 weeks - one evening per week.
This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise. It is fundamental for progression to Personal Trainer or Level 3 Exercise Referral.
A key course for starting your career in the fitness industry. On successful completion, learners will be fully qualified to work as fitness instructor.
During this course you will study the following topics:
- Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise.
- Knowing how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity.
- Health, Safety and welfare in a fitness environment.
- Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health.
- Planning Gym based Exercise.
- Instructing Gym Based Exercise.
This course is made up of blended learning units, so you can expect to do a total of approximately 20 hours home study. The blended learning should be carried out before the practical elements commence.
The practical element of this course will be delivered both in the classroom and a practical gym space and will be supported with an online google classroom.
The course will last for 14 weeks - until March, and the assessments will be carried out from April to June.
There are a range of assessments which include worksheets, a multiple choice examination and practical observations of teaching.
There are no pre-requisites attached to this course, but you should have a keen interest in attending gym sessions and have an ability to study for an anatomy and physiology multiple choice exam paper.
This course is a pre-requisite for Level 3 Personal Trainer.
There are also other Level 2 courses you can do, once you have achieved the Gym Instructor qualification, including: Indoor Cycling, Exercise to Music, Circuit and Step.
The course will be taught in a variety of learning environments. These will include the fitness studio and our well-resourced gym.
There will be a requirement to purchase manuals for some modules. These will enable you to focus the right knowledge on your practical development and assessment.
Please bring with you a ring binder, A4 pad, pens and highlighters, as well as a memory stick for saving your work.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: Do I need to be super fit to attend the course?
A: No, however you should be a regular gym participant.
Q: Will I be too old to do the course?
A: Some of the best students have been mature students; life experience enhances the skills of the fitness professional.
Q: What do I wear for the course?
A: Sportswear with sports trainers are sufficient for the course. College polo shirts can be purchased.