Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction Level 2 Diploma

Course Overview

Our specialist course in health, fitness and exercise instruction takes place at Sports Village in Woodley; a dynamic and professional sports centre and gym, surrounded by outdoor facilities. You will gain skills in anatomy and physiology, how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. With client care and motivating others part of the programme, you will feel confident working in industry.

Course Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths.

Course Skills & Benefits

This qualification is widely recognised as the industry’s minimum requirement to practice as a fitness instructor. It is for those who want to develop the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career in sport and active leisure as an employed/self-employed fitness instructor.

Mandatory Units

Anatomy for sport science
Sport and exercise physiology and psychology
Research methods in sport and exercise science
Fitness testing
Fitness training and programming
Sport injuries and coaching
Profiling sports performance
Instructing physical activity

Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

Level 3 Personal Training and employment as a gym instructor in a variety of leisure settings.

Course Assessment

Portfolio of evidence and practical assessments of professional competence and formal exams.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

You will need to purchase appropriate clothing for the course. A full list will be provided by the college.

Course Additional Information

Full-time