This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.
As part of this course, you will study:
- 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 and the importance of healthy eating
- How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
- The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults - both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed.
This eight-day programme will take place over three weekends. The proposed dates for the next course are:
- 16 / 17 June
- 23 / 24 June
- 21 / 22 July
- Assessment 18 / 19 August.
Courses in Instructing Circuit Training Sessions and Group Indoor Cycling Sessions are available to add to your knowledge upon completion of this course.
Careers can be pursued as a fitness instructor, sports coach, working in leisure centres or the sports retrial sector, among others.
This course costs £450.
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Applicants must have a good level of general fitness and be familiar with a gym and fitness environment.
BTEC Level 3 in Sport
With our new Sport course having just launched, find out what Leia, a student at our partner College - Bishop Burton, thinks of the course.
Leia is passionate about sport and has been actively involved as a player, coach and volunteer throughout her time at the College.
She has captained the College netball academy team, represented Great Britain Colleges in netball and has also volunteered in rugby league, winning the RFL Young Volunteer Award.
In 2016, Leia was crowned ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ at the annual Bishop Burton College Sports Awards.
“You get all the support you need here,” said Leia. “The sports facilities are all excellent, as are the coaches. I definitely want to work
in the sporting industry now.
“Winning Sports Personality of the Year was a really big surprise. We’d had a good year as a team but there was so much competition. I was really pleased with it."