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Sport - Instructing Exercise and Fitness - Level 2 (Diploma) at College of West Anglia

Course description

If you wish to pursue a career in the Sport and Active Leisure industry, specifically as a Fitness Instructor, this course is for you.The programme covers all the technical theoretical knowledge needed with a key focus on improving practical instructing skills in real work environments. The course will help you improve skills and gain experience of the fitness industry ready for employment.You will work towards achieving the following core units:

  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Preparation and Readiness for Sport and Physical Activity
  • Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality in Delivering Sport and Physical Activity
  • Leading Sport and Physical Activity Sessions
  • Customer Service in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Components and Principles of Fitness Training for Sport and Physical Activity
For the Coaching pathway you will also work towards the following units:
  • Practical Sport
  • Assisting Sports Coaching
For the Fitness Instructing pathway you will also work towards the following units:
  • Fitness Induction and Testing
  • Using Fitness Equipment
  • Assisting in the Delivery of Exercise and Fitness Sessions
As well as undertaking the main award, you will enrich their CV by undertaking additional awards such as LTA cardio tennis and further YMCA instructor qualifications.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or higher
  • A satisfactory DBS check
  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D)
  • A satisfactory DBS check
  • A Level 1 qualification with all associated awards
  • To demonstrate maturity to work in the leisure industry
  • A satisfactory DBS check
All students are required to successfully pass an interview demonstrating passion, enthusiasm and commitment to the course and sport.


This course is assessed through written assignments, practical observations and presentations.Professional discussions are also required to undertake mandatory exams for some modules.

Financial information

Please see the college website for fee details

Further information

For further information, please visit the college website

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: 19 October 2018
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