EXERCISE AND FITNESS INSTRUCTOR COURSE (WITH NUTRITION FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY)
SCQF Level 6
Sport & Fitness

Course Overview
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This course is designed to prepare you for employment in the exercise and fitness industry. You'll gain nationally recognised REPS and CIMSPA endorsed qualification as a Gym Instructor and Nutrition to Support Physical Activity. The course encourages you to develop the practical skills you need to become an instructor by delivering to your peer group and external participants in each discipline. 

You`ll learn about anatomy, physiology, group exercise, play in a sports environment, weight training and customer service to support these skills too. Whilst on the course there may also be the opportunity to sit a Lifeguard and First Aid Qualification to enhance your skill set even further. You'll be well prepared for employment with the potential to progress onto the HNC/D in Fitness Health and Exercise.
What You Will Learn
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You will learn the practical skills and competencies in how to deliver a range of safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions in the gym and fitness studio settings. You will gain a broad understanding of muscles, bones and energy systems, how the body responds to exercise, nutrition & healthy eating, how to encourage good lifestyle management & health awareness and how to provide a positive customer experience in the exercise and fitness environment.

In addition to this, there will be an opportunity to gain a recognised 1st Aid qualification and, for an additional fee, the potential to gain a pool lifeguard qualification.

Entry Requirements
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3 National 5s at `C` or above, preferably to include English and/or a science subject or perhaps a higher. National 4 Biology would also be advantageous.
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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On an ongoing basis through e-assessment and a range of practical theoretical and project-based assessment methods.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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At interview you will be expected to demonstrate your knowledge of and active participation in exercise and Fitness. The interview session will include practical elements based on current exercise themes, written work on your knowledge of exercise and fitness and a one to one discussion with a member of the sport and fitness team.
Progression And Articulation Routes
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On successful completion of this course there is potential to progress onto the HNC/D in Fitness Health and Exercise or the YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.


Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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Access to jobs in the leisure industry such as a gym or fitness instructor.
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • 4
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Start Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 24/08/2020
End Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 11/06/2021
Course Delivery
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