North Lindsey College
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North Lindsey College
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Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction

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Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction

If you already have some sporting experience, this Level 2 course will help you specialise in the world of training and fitness. If you’re interested in working in gyms, cruise ships, leisure centres or other venues then this is the perfect course for you.
Throughout the course you will lead groups and fitness sessions at beginner and intermediate level. You’ll learn new leadership skills, planning, organising and delivering different sessions to groups. Included in the programme is basic first aid skills and how to deal with emergency scenarios. The programme also helps you to build experience working with clients in the gym and writing training programmes.

Units you may study include:
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
Principles of exercise, fitness and health
Planning gym-based exercise
Instructing gym-based exercise
Customer service and client support in health and fitness
Leading induction to gym equipment
Leading group-based activities in a gym-based environment
Social media marketing in health and fitness
Products and technology in health and fitness
Planning a circuit training session
Instructing a circuit training session
Employability skills

Ideally at least 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 or grade A*-D or a Level 1 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.

Students may have the opportunity to study additional subjects and participate in sporting, social or enterprising activities. Examples of the various activities will be made available to you by your tutors; opportunities are varied and change each year.

We plan to offer work experience, employer talks, employer visits and other employer involvement in all our programmes.

After completing your course you could progress on to study a Level 3 Diploma in Sport or Level 3 NVQ in Personal Training. Alternatively, you could progress straight into employment in the sport industry including an apprenticeship. Studying sport could lead to a career as a sports coach, youth leader, sport instructor, personal trainer, PE teacher, sports masseur, physiotherapist, sport scientist or many other opportunities.

50% Assessment – Practical
30% Assessment – Exam
20% Assessment – synoptic
Apprenticeship Option

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    • Course Title

      Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction

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    • Full Time – Typically Sept-Jun delivery

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Ross Edgar North Lindsey College was the right choice for me. The College has been flexible with my training needs and it was the right choice for me. Ive really enjoyed my course and it really contributed to me getting a scholarship offer.

Hashlee Crainidge The facilities at North Lindsey College are much better than other Colleges and the tutors are really supportive in helping you reach your career goals

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