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Community Sports Leaders Award Level 2 at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is an additional qualification which enables successful candidates to be able to work in a gym environment. With a drive towards a healthier nation, there are increasing opportunities for those seeking employment in this area. Knowledgeable and confident staff are key elements in a successful fitness industry.

Course content

The course:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • 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

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this course you must have a C in Science from GCSE or have successfully completed the first year of the BTEC Level 3 Sport Diploma course. You may be required to complete a pre-enrolment test.


Exam Board - YMCA

Future opportunities

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. The next step would be to study a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years