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Exercise and Fitness Instructor Course

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

This course is designed to prepare you for employment in the exercise and fitness industry. You'll gain nationally recognised CIMSPA endorsed qualification as a Gym Instructor. 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, core strength & posture, nutrition, circuit training, weight training and customer service to support these skills too. Towards the end of the course, there may also be the opportunity to gain additional qualifications to enhance your skillset even further. Lecturers will make you aware of these opportunities if they arise. 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

  • Practical skills and competencies in how to deliver a range of safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions in the gym and fitness settings
  • 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
  • How to provide a positive customer experience in the exercise and fitness environment

Placement information

  • Work experience placement is the responsibility of students, however, you will be supported by staff through our partnerships to help find appropriate placements.

How the course is assessed

  • On an ongoing basis through e-assessment and a range of practical theoretical and project-based assessment methods.

Number of days per week

  • 4

Entry requirements

  • 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

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

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.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HNC/D in Fitness Health and Exercise
  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

 

Career options

  • Access to jobs in the leisure industry such as a gym or fitness instructor.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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