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Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

VTCT Fitness Instructing Certificate - K099

Oval Campus Part Time Level 2

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This course is focused towards students seeking to gain a vocationally related qualification in exercise, fitness and health. This practically focused qualification will develop the skills to plan and instruct gym-based exercise and plan and implement sport and leisure activities. The course incorporates the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (gym based) and the Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Training. On successful completion of this qualification, you will be entered onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS register).

Course Details

Units of study will include:

  • 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
Entry Guidelines

An assessment will be completed to establish if you have a good level of communication as this is key in being able to converse and advise clients on individualised fitness programmes.

A general level of fitness is required as you will be required to demonstrate exercise to clients. This will be assessed during the interview process.

You should have a genuine interest in the fitness industry. Experience in the industry is desirable but not essential.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Office use only. Non Standard 6a.

Assessment Method

The course is assessed using a combination of practical and portfolio-based activities.

Where can I progress to?

Level 3 Diploma in Personal training

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Starting 3rd September 2019 - Ending - 26th November 2019REF K099L001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £425.00

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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