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Where will this course lead?

This course will allow you to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as a gym-based fitness instructor.

You can also progress to further study in personal training, exercise referral and other fitness areas.

What will I study?

· Anatomy, physiology, and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness.

· Health and safety in the fitness environment.

· The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle.

· The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions.

· Professionalism for fitness instructing.

· Personal and professional development.

· Delivering exceptional customer service.

How will this course be delivered?

The course is delivered over 9 weeks and is blended learning which will include an introduction day, a week of face-to-face learning and assessment, and remote learning off-site.

What qualifications will I get?

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

How will I be assessed?

A variety of methods including worksheets, assignments, a multiple-choice paper, and gym observations.

How do I get a place on the course?

Application online and an interview with the course tutor.

What are the entry requirements?

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading, and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

What else do I need to know?

Funding is available depending on eligibility:

· 16-18 year olds will be fully funded

· students who are 19-23 without a full level 2 would not be entitled to any funding.

· students who are 19-23 who already hold a full level 2 would be fully funded if they are either unemployed or low waged, the definition of which depends on if they live a WMCA postcode or not.

· 24+ students would be fully funded if they are either unemployed or low waged, the definition of which depends on if they live a WMCA postcode or not.

A student who lives in the WMCA is defined as unemployed if they fall into any one of the following categories: in receipt of JSA, in receipt of ESA, in receipt of Universal Credits, unemployed and in receipt of another state benefit or unemployed and able to start work and enrolling onto a course directly relevant to their employment prospects.

A student who lives in the WMCA is defined as low waged if they are employed and earn less than £19350 gross salary in a year.

A student who lives in a NON WMCA postcode is defined as unemployed of they fall into any one of the following categories: in receipt of JSA, in receipt of ESA, in receipt of Universal Credits and their take home pay is less than £345 a month (sole claim) or £552 a month (joint claim) or they are unemployed and able to start work and enrolling onto a course directly relevant to their employment prospects.

A student who lives in a NON WMCA postcode is defined as low waged if they are employed and earn less than £18525 gross salary a year.

*If not eligible as above, a fee of £450 will apply.

What can I do after this course?

Employment within the fitness industry as a gym instructor. You can also progress to further study in personal training, exercise referral and other fitness areas.

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

26/09/2022

Day

Various

Time

09:00-17:00

Course Fee

Free*

Course Code

SPACQ081BCP0

Study Mode

Part Time

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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