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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Apprenticeship in Fitness Instruction (Level 3) is designed for people who already work in the health and fitness industry and who wish to continue their professional development. It is also ideal for those who wish to work in the sector as a personal trainer and fitness advisor.

Entry requirements

Your apprenticeship framework will be designed around your prior achievements and working requirements. Your standards of English and maths should be suitable for study at this level so ideally you will have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths at grade C or above.

Good communication skills are essential.

You will also need to have achieved a Level 2 Gym Instructors qualification prior to commencing the Level 3 apprenticeship.

Course Content

The framework will be focussed on delivering and managing exercise and fitness instruction in a sports and active leisure setting.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place through vocational competence, the development of a portfolio of evidence and assessment for the technical qualifications associated with the pathway. English and maths will be assessed through a controlled assessment or exam.

You may be invited into College to study the Level 3 Personal Training content on one evening per week or on day release.
 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs involved with this course.

What can I do after this course?

You can advance your career within the active leisure industry as a gym instructor, team leader or health club manager.

 

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Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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