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Preparation for Fitness Instructor Course

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

This is both a theory and practical-based course, intended to prepare you for entry to the level 6 Fitness Instructor course. It will introduce you to key competencies and concepts and will help you gain an understanding of what is required to become a Fitness Instructor. 

What you will learn

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition for Exercise and Fitness
  • Developing Leadership within Physical Activities
  • Principles of Fitness and Exercise
  • Gym Activities

Placement information

  • Although placement experience is not offered within this course, candidates are expected to undertake work placement on the level 6 Fitness Instructor course. 

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed using a variety of methods such as practical observations and written assessments.

Number of days per week

  • 3

Entry requirements

  • 3 National 4 qualifications at grade C or above, with the inclusion of English and preferably a sport/science subject  
  • Appropriate experience would be helpful, either from placements undertaken at school or other involvement in the industry, but is not essential  
  • If you do not have the formal requirements but you are a mature student or one who wishes to change careers or retrain following a career break to raise a family, you are welcome to apply  
  • In these or other cases we would consider work experience, life skills and potential ability  

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You may be required to attend a course information session where you will find out more about the course and if it is an appropriate option for you. 

English Proficiency Requirements

Minimum IELTS 5.5 

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • This course is designed for progression onto further study at SCQF level 6 and, on successful completion, you should be able to progress onto the Level 6 Fitness Instructor course.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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