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VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Exercise, Health and Fitness Studies (QCF) at Platinum Training

Course description

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Exercise, Health 
and Fitness Studies (QCF) is focused towards 
those seeking to gain a vocationally related 
qualification in the context of exercise, health 
and fitness. This substantive qualification is 
ideal provision to support study programmes. 
Within the mandatory element of this 
qualification you will develop the skills and 
knowledge required to plan, deliver and evaluate 
a gym-based exercise programme.
You have the option to take additional units 
which include a fitness route in Kettlebell 
training, circuit training and/or studio cycling. 
You may also choose to study a massage route 
which provides a basic introduction to massage 
therapy techniques. 


Course content

Units for this course include;


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

Factors affecting participation in sport and physical activity

Leading a healthy lifestyle

People skills in sport and active leisure

Planning and preparing for personal exercise and nutrition

Lifestyle factors and how they affect health


Entry requirements

There are currently no entry requirements, a good attitude and keen interest in sports is a must. 


Assessments on vocational qualifications are carried out by practical assessment, portfolio and formal examination throughout the course.


Assessment on functional  skills are carried out via formal examination with learners encouraged to achieve as high level as they can help with their progression on to further education or apprenticeships.


Financial information

Weekly travel payments are paid into students bank accounts on a weekly basis to cover the weekly bus pass.


Further financial help and support is available and will be discussed on a individual basis dependant on individual needs and circumstances.

as they can help with their progression on to further education or apprenticeships.



Future opportunities

On completion of this qualification you may 
choose to undertake further study; qualifications 
you could progress to include:
• VTCT Level 2 Award in Instructing 
Kettlebell Training Sessions (QCF)
• VTCT Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio 
Resistance Sessions (QCF)
• VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Personal 
Training (QCF) 
Alternatively, you may wish to seek employment 
as a:
• Fitness instructor
In the sports industry

Further information

Students can apply through UCAS Progress or directly to Platinum on 0121 245 7200


Initial informal interviews will take place with the opportunity to visit the centres and look around the facilities to get a feel of the course and of Platinum as

> as they can help with their progression on to further education or apprenticeships.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Platinum Training directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Academic year
  • Course code: SPSF

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    • A newly built youth facility comprising excellent sports facilities. The sports hall has facility for

      • Basketball,
      • 6-a-side Football,
      • Futsal,
      • Gym Instruction,
      • Badminton,
      • Pool Tables,
      • Table Tennis.

      There are also full changing facilities, including showers and lockers as well as a kitchen.