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Fitness Instructor NCFE Level 2 at Brimsham Green School

Course description

The course offered is a mixture of practical and theory and is aimed to provide 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.

It will give you a good feel for what it will be like to be at work in this industry as well as developing your communication, number, IT, time management and teamwork skills.

You will be assessed on your portfolio of evidence that you will keep to demonstrate you meeting all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Course content

Mandatory Units             
Title:                                                                                          GLH (guided learning hours)
Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise                                                                           41
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise & physical activity        13
Health, safety & welfare in a fitness environment                                                   16
Principles of exercise, fitness and health                                                                 28
Optional Units (This is likely to be from 1 of the following specific pathways)
Gym based exercise pathway                                                                                      60
Exercise to music pathway                                                                                           60
Exercise and Physical Activity for Children Pathway                                              60


Year 12 & 13 (this is a two-year course only)


Future opportunities

The NCFE course could lead you to other level 2 qualifications, level 3 fitness / sport qualifications and to a fitness / gym – based working environment.

Learners successfully completing this qualification will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brimsham Green School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016

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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.