Exercise, Fitness and Conditioning

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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: Level 2
Awarding body Active IQ & First4Sport
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

This course will equip you with skills and techniques to ensure you are competently prepared for employment in the ever growing industry of health and fitness. It will enable you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club and also start you on your way with Strength and Conditioning.

Within the course you will study and qualify in:
Level 2 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science (QCF)

This Includes:
- L2 Fitness Instruction (Gym)
- L2 Instructing Kettlebells
- L2 Instructing Circuits
- L2 Instructing Studio Cycling
- L2 Instructing Suspended Movement
- L2 Adapting Fitness Instruction for Adolescents

Additionally you will also complete the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF).

Attendance for this course is 2-3 days a week.

Entry requirements

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and so learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2. You will also be required to have 4 GCSE’s grade D-E.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

There will be numerous methods of teaching and learning to ensure the course is diverse to meet the needs of all types of learners; ranging from seminar work, individual and group activities, interactive activities, and presentations with a lot of gym based study to cement the necessary skills.

How will I be assessed

You will be internally assessed via:

• Coursework
• Multiple choice examination
• Portfolio of evidence
• Practical demonstration / assessment

Things you may need

You will not require any specialist equipment, however a uniform will be expected to prepare for industry. Shower facilities are available following practical based sessions.

You will need note pads and pens for note taking, and it would be advisable to have a memory stick although most work can be accessed online.

What next

You can progress straight into employment within the fitness industry as a gym/fitness instructor or progress to the Level 3 Personal Training and Conditioning course. There are a number of other qualifications to compliment the Level 2 course.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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