Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Full-Time Bede Campus Full-time Vocational
September TBC Bede Campus Full-time Vocational

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary along with a keen interest in the Health and Fitness Industry.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

This is a very practical based qualification and there will be a mixture of theory lessons (on the anatomy and physiology of the human body for example) and practical application. Practicals in our multi million pound sports academy will develop your industry specific skills with the latest evidence based fitness and exercise approaches.

Assessment will be through:
- coursework
- multiple choice examination,
- portfolio of evidence
- practical demonstration

You will benefit from internal placements in our own Sports Academy gym as well as external placements from the range of regional employers that we work with.

This qualification has direct links to a number of National Occupational Standards suites in the Active Leisure Sector including:
• Activity Leadership
• Instructing Exercise and Fitness
• Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
• Sports Massage
• Exercise Referrals

This qualification is full time, normally timetabled across 3 days with a total contact time of 14 hours per week.

This qualification will give you the opportunity to gain a nationally accredited qualification which provides the essential knowledge, skills and personal qualities required for an occupation in the Active Leisure sector (for example, Fitness Instructor, Studio Instructor, Children’s Instructor, Activity Leader, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Sports Massage Therapist, Exercise Referral Instructor/Special populations, Yoga Instructor, Community Engagement).

You will study the folowing modules:

- Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
- Supporting clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
- Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
- Principles of exercise, fitness and health
- Planning gym based exercise
- Instructing gym based exercise
- Programming personal training with clients
- Delivering personal training sessions
- Planning exercise referral programmes with clients
- Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral
- Professional practice for exercise referral instructors

Active IQ

Students must achieve 90 credits to gain this qualification; a minimum of 50 credits must be at level 3 or above. The student must achieve all four units from mandatory Group A (14 credits), a minimum of 10 credits from Groups B, C or D and either Group E or F. For Group E students must complete all four units (28 credits), for Group F studentss must complete all six units (38 credits). The remaining 28-38 credits can come from a number of optional units, including Groups B, C, D, E or F.

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