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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing at Leeds City College

Course description

Become a fitness instructor and you can plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions via the context of gym-based exercise.

This study programme provides learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions via the context of gym-based exercise. Learners successfully completing this qualification will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2.

Course content

Below are examples of the units you will study.

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Planning Gym-Based Exercise
  • Instructing Gym-Based Exercise
  • Nutrition for Health and Performance

Working in the fitness industry requires good interpersonal skills including effective communication and coaching, group management, leadership and motivational speaking, these skills will also be developed through the programme.

Students will also complete a significant work placement of over 60 hours in an appropriate gym facility agreed by the college.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSE's at grade D including English and/or ideally Maths or equivalent (eg Level 1 Functional Skills). Or satisfactory completion of a Foundation Learning programme at Level 1 with a minimum of 37 credits.

All applicants must have a genuine interest in working in the fitness industry, be prepared to participate in physical activities, work in a team, overcome personal challenges and have an enthusiastic approach to learning.


  • Written reports
  • Presentations
  • Examination
  • Video evidence
  • Interviews
  • Blog and Diary Entries
  • Practical Demonstrations

Future opportunities

This course will enable you to work as a fully qualified fitness instructor, but students can return to college and do the Level 3 In Personal Training or enter into an apprenticeship. Students can also continue their studies onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sport Development and Fitness.

To work with children (under 18) or vulnerable adult’s students you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application. The college will organise this for you, but you may have to pay. The estimated cost of the check is £44. Full details regarding payment and documents required will be provided prior to enrolment.

There is the opportunity to be involved in the Colleges Sports Academies and there will be a number of residential trips taking place throughout the year.

Further information

English and Maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4/5

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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