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VTCT First Steps into Sport, Health and Fitness K056

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/37864/apply  Apply Online

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

1 year , full-time

Level

This is a level 1 course.

Course outline

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-18 age group and will provide an introduction to the exercise, health and fitness industry. The content covers a broad base of exercise, health and fitness related topics and will enable progression to further learning at Level 2 or an apprenticeship.

Course details

You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan own fitness regimes, to plan and assist in the leading of activity sessions and will be encouraged to take part in regular exercise. Students will also be introduced to how the body works, lifestyle management, healthy eating, working in sport and active leisure and the variety of job opportunities available. In addition students will have opportunity to work with customers and gain insight into their work rights and responsibilities.

Entry guidelines

Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 with a genuine interest in pursuing a career in exercise, health and fitness.

A relevant entry level qualification or 3 GCSE's at grade 2/E or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference.

Additional Information

Appropriate uniform will be required. You may be able to get help with these costs which will be in the region of £100. Details of these will be given at interview.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (or grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

There are various possible progressions routes available on successful completion of this course including VTCT Level 2 Fitness Instructor, VTCT Level 2 Sports Studies, NCFE Military Preparation, L2 NVQ Football Studies.

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Assessment Method

This course is assessed using a variety of methods including tutor-observations of practical activities, worksheets, presentations etc.

When does this course run?

Starting 4th Sep 17

Ends 29th Jun 18

Ref: K056J001

Fees

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £550.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

Starting 3rd Sep 18

Ends 28th Jun 19

Ref: K056K001

Fees

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £550.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 18th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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