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Level 2 Sport in Fitness Instructing at Leeds City College

Course description

If you are looking for a level 2 qualification that will get you into working in a Gym or fitness training environment then this is the ticket for you. This study programme provides learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions through gym-based exercise.  Learners successfully completing this qualification will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2.

Students on this course may not have achieved a grade 4 - 9 in GCSE English or Maths, so they will do either a GCSE resit or Functional Skills to help them achieve a grade 4 - 9.

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

You will develop a wide range of skills that will benefit you in a career in fitness.  These will include communication, organisation, leadership, teamwork, presenting, researching, customer service and emergency first aid.  Applications must be willing to work flexibly with their placement in order to achieve their work experience hours. This course will provide you with the professional qualification to complement your existing fitness and gym skills.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 including English and/or ideally Maths or equivalent (eg Level 1 Foundation 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, video evidence, interviews, blog and diary entries, practical demonstrations. Through the use of Google classroom and apps you will easily access the resources available to help you through your course and be able to complete assignments simply.

Future opportunities

You can apply for a Level 3 qualification in Sport at Keighley College, apply for an apprenticeship or find work in the fitness training industry.

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: 11 April 2018
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