Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing: Basic terms and techniques
About the course
The course prepares the student for working in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor able to plan, instruct and evaluate gym based instructions and client programmes. The course is suitable for students who already possess a good level of health & fitness and take an active interest in the sports industry.
This is also a useful additional qualification for students of sport and exercise related courses who wish to work either part or full time in the Health & Fitness industry.
The course aims to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan, and instruct gym based exercise.
Course Details – Qualification Structure
There are six units in total: 4 Mandatory and 2 optional pairings:
1. Anatomy and Physiology
2. Health Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
3. Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health
4. Know how to support clients who take part in Exercise and Physical Activity
Planning Gym Based Exercise
Instructing Gym Based Exercise
It is the optional pairing which distinguishes this course as the Level 2 in Fitness Instructing (Gym Based Exercise) and students are expected to pass all 6 units to qualify with this award.
Once the 4 mandatory units have been passed, other optional pairing units can be taken to expand a portfolio of expertise in the fitness industry. E.g. Group Indoor Cycling, Circuit Training.
The course covers the following units of study: Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise, Health & Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment, Know how to support clients who take part in Exercise & Physical Activity, Principles of Exercise Fitness & Health, Planning gym based exercise, Instructing Gym Based Exercise.
The course is assessed through a portfolio of evidence including:
Multiple Choice Theory papers
Gym Practical – You will be required to bring one helper to your practical assessment
Where is the course taught and by whom?
It takes place at the Hertfordshire Sport Village, University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus Hatfield. The course will be delivered by Nick Bishop and assessed by Anya Higgins.
There are no formal entry requirements other than an interest in health and fitness and a commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle.
When does this course run?
The course is run as a 2 week intensive, delivered over 8 days in April 2013, plus additional assessment days.