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|Introduction||This course is aimed at learners who want to pursue a career as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise, and have a passion for health and fitness. Candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to enable them to plan and instruct safe and effective programmes of exercise. This course will give you a qualification that is highly recognised within the fitness industry and by employers, as a key measure of achievement.|
|Study Outline||On this course you will study Anatomy and physiology including:the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, structure and function of the skeleton, musculoskeletal system, postural and core stability & the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise; How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults; How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity|
|Entry Requirements||This course is suitable for candidates who have experience either in participating or teaching fitness. You should have experience in using gym equipment and have an active interest in the fitness industry.
You must be aged 18 or over before the start of the course. There are no formal entry requirements, however good Levels of Literacy and Numeracy are advised.|
|Equipment||Practical Kit, A4 Lever Arch Folder, Pen and USB|
|Attendance||The course is delivered:
17 weeks, one and a half days a week, September - January.
|Assessment||The course involves a mixture of internal and external assessment which includes multiple choice theory paper/e-assessment, practical examination and worksheets|
|Progression||The qualification will provide knowledge and practical skills to enable progress on to the Level 3 Personal Training and the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport course at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College. Alternatively you could gain employment as a Gym Instructor in the health and fitness industry|
|Awarding Body||NCFE Qualifications|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||N|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|