Exercise Instructor Course
Campus Milton Road Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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Course overviewThe Exercise Instructor Course will allow you to gain industry-specific exercise and fitness skills and is designed to equip you with the qualities you need to work in the fitness industry. You’ll be based in a professional working environment and will demonstrate what you have learnt through practical work-based assessments. You’ll have to be reasonably fit and have good interpersonal skills and whilst not as academically demanding as an HNC course it is still intensive.
What you will learnDevelop a wide portfolio of skills helping you to access jobs within the leisure industry or progress onto further study. This course includes units at SCQF levels 5 (Intermediate 2) and 6 (Higher)
- Instructional skills
- Anatomy and exercise
- Introductory exercise programming
- Nutrition planning and teaching
- Gym and exercise classes
- First aid (incorporating First Aid at Work)
- Where appropriate you may study essential skills such as; communication, ICT, numeracy, working with others and problem-solving. It will also provide an understanding of the work environment in the exercise and fitness industry.
Placement informationYou will be expected to organise your own work placement with help and guidance from lecturing staff where appropriate, in order to be visited and assessed in the work environment. This should take place in semester two of the course following the achievement of basic competency and skills assessment throughout semester one.
How the course is assessedThe course is assessed on an on-going basis throughout the academic year using a variety of methods which can include: written assessments logbooks group exercises assignments practical tasks and observations and portfolio work.
Number of days per week
Entry requirementsIdeally, you will have a number of credit standard grades or perhaps a Higher. You may have successfully completed a relevant Exercise and Fitness course at SCQF level 5 or have a National Progression Award in Exercise and Fitness Leadership. Appropriate experience would be advantageous either from placements undertaken at school or other involvement in the industry. You may be a candidate such as a mature returnee or one who wishes to change career or perhaps retrain following a career break to raise a family. In these or other cases we would take into account work experience life skills and potential ability.
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview RequirementsAt the interview, you will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of and active participation in exercise and fitness, therefore, it will include a practical element. The interview session may also include some written work to assess your general knowledge in exercise and fitness activities anatomical systems and identify your personal aims objectives and potential career path. There will be a one to one discussion with a member of the sport and fitness team.
English Proficiency RequirementsEILTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation RoutesYou may go directly into the world of work or progress onto further study in an appropriate course such as the HNC/D in Fitness, Health and Exercise.
Career optionsYou can gain direct entry to employment as a Fitness Instructor Leisure Attendant or similar posts within either private health clubs or local authority leisure centres. Previous students from the college are employed in fitness facilities within Edinburgh the Lothians and Scottish Borders.
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
|Milton Road Campus||Full time||30/08/21||41 Weeks|
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