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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. Candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to enable them to plan and instruct safe and effective programmes of exercise, and gives them a chance to implement these skills through real work activity whilst on placement.|
|Study Outline||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 with an interest in Health and Fitness. Some experience in using gym equipment would be advantageous. Learners must possess Four GCSEs grade D or above (English and Maths at grade D minimum), or be a mature candidate with appropriate work experience within industry.|
|Equipment||Fitness Practical Kit, A4 Lever Arch Folder x2, pens and a USB|
|Attendance||Full time, September - July|
Two to three days per week including work placement.
|Assessment||The course involves a mixture of internal and external assessment which includes multiple choice theory paper/e assessment (Anatomy and Physiology and Principals of Exercise), practical examination, professional discussions alongside worksheets to provide evidence of your real work activity.|
|Progression||The qualification will provide knowledge and practical skills to enable progress on to other qualifications such as the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or a range of BTEC qualifications at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College. Alternatively, you could progress to employment as a Gym Instructor in the health and fitness industry.|
|Qualification||NVQ / VRQ|
|Awarding Body||NCFE Qualifications|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||N|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|