Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness

Course Code: Q100176

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness

Equivalent to one GCSE.

For you if you want to work in the fitness industry or progress to becoming a personal trainer. This qualification will develop your ability to work with clients to meet their fitness goals safely and effectively.

Units include:

  • anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • planning and instructing gym-based exercise.

You will develop interpersonal, written and practical delivery skills as well as having time to develop your own physique in order to be ready to work in the industry. This qualification is desired by the fitness industry, so you can work as a Personal Trainer once qualified after a year.

There will be opportunities to undertake work experience to learn from working PTs and develop your employability and are encouraged to complete a first aid qualification.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English language.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

On completion of this course, you are qualified to run group exercise classes and find employment in a gym. You can also progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and work towards being a personal trainer.

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