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Sport & Fitness

Award in Fitness and Physical Activity

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

If you are considering a career in the fitness industry and want to take the first steps towards that career, this course is an ideal start. You’ll gain an introductory qualification allowing you to progress to further study and gain a broader understanding of the skills required in the industry.

The course is very practical in nature but you will also participate in theoretical elements. During the course, you will be given the option to discuss the most appropriate progression route for you.

What you will learn

  • Assisting the delivery of an exercise session
  • Safe participation in physical activity
  • Introduction to healthy eating
  • First aid
  • Fitness programming
  • Resistance circuits and cardiovascular training
  • Core and essentials skills in an exercise and fitness context
  • Understanding of the Health and fitness Industry

Placement information

  • Placements may be available through local partnerships

How the course is assessed

The course is assessed on an ongoing basis using a variety of methods which can include:

  • written assessments
  • logbooks
  • group exercises
  • projects
  • assignments 
  • practical tasks
  • observations

Number of days per week

  • 3

Entry requirements

  • 3 passes at National 4, English and/or a science subject
  • Appropriate experience would be helpful either from placements undertaken at school or other involvement in the industry.
  • You may be a mature student or one who wishes to change careers or perhaps retrain following a career break, in these or other cases we would consider work experience life skills and potential ability.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

If you meet the minimum entry requirements you will be invited to a course information event which will include a general presentation on the course and optional course choices to ensure that you have selected the most appropriate course for you. There may also be a practical element to include physical activity, in a fitness context, details of which will be confirmed closer to the date of the information event.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • This course is designed for progression onto further study at appropriately levelled courses in Exercise

Career options

  • It may be possible for you to gain direct entry to employment as a leisure attendant or similar posts within either private health or sports clubs; or local authority leisure centres.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 20 Weeks

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