NEW FITNESS & LEISURE EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR LEARNERS AGED 19-23

1 year

COURSE DURATION

Level 3 Diploma

FITNESS INSTRUCTING & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Industry Recognised

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION

Work Experience

WITHIN THE LEISURE AND FITNESS INDUSTRY

Up to £500 Bursary

UPON COURSE COMPLETION

Pathways

EMPLOYMENT & FURTHER EDUCATION

KICK START YOUR CAREER WITH OUR FITNESS AND LEISURE EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR 19-23 YEAR OLDS

Our new programme is designed to provide a boost for those aged 19-23, who have an interest or passion in health and fitness and may have found themselves looking for a new focus during these unprecedented times of COVID-19, or simply just want to get their future careers into shape.

The one-year study programme combines modern academic study (Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Physical Activity) that incorporates a national recognised fitness instructor qualification, practical hands-on learning with industry professionals, work experience, support in achieving further additional leisure industry qualifications, course enrichment and a inclusive sports, fitness membership package for the duration of the course.

This main focus of this programme is to provide learners with the skills, experience and qualifications to prepare them for an apprenticeships, university placement (foundation degree) or employment within the many exciting roles of the leisure, fitness and sport industries.

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will also be rewarded with a bursary of up to £500 to get kitted out and get their careers up and running.

LEARNER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Learners must be aged between 19-23 and have not previously enrolled onto or completed another Level 3 qualification.

WEEKLY LEARNER HOURS

The study programme will consist of between 10-18 hours per week of learning and enrichment which can be tailored around learners’ part-time work commitments.

LEARNER ASSESSMENT

You will develop a portfolio of evidence through a combination of both theory, and practical learning, along with multiple choice assessments.

PROGRAMME LOCATIONS

This 1 year programme is currently available for 20 learners across Norwich, Lowestoft, Gt Yarmouth & Sheffield locations.

OVERVIEW OF STUDY

Learners will study towards a core qualification of a Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Physical Activity which will consist of the following nine units.

Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness

Planning and instructing gym-based exercise

Health and safety in a physical activity, fitness and sport
environment

Delivering exceptional customer care

Enterprise and entrepreneurship

Marketing products and services

Technology in sport and exercise

Managing personal and professional development

Planning and instructing outdoor fitness sessions

COURSE ENRICHMENT

STUDY AT STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

Study towards your core diploma and learn, train, develop and achieve through your enrichment at state of the art facilities and gain daily experiences of life in the Health, Fitness and Sport Industry.

STUDY AT STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

LEARN & TRAIN WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

As part of the Fitness Industry College enrichment programme you will get to learn and train with health and fitness professionals from a range of industry careers to gain valuable experiences that will help you decide your future career pathway.

LEARN & TRAIN WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

PROFESSIONAL FITNESS QUALIFICATIONS

Alongside your core diploma qualification and enrichment experiences we can support you in gaining your level 1 or 2 Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer qualifications to help get your career into shape!

PROFESSIONAL LEISURE & FITNESS QUALIFICATIONS

INCLUSIVE GYM MEMBERSHIP

As part of the Fitness Industry College package you will receive inclusive gym membership for the duration of your course to not only support your own health, fitness and wellbeing development, but put your own learning into practice.

INCLUSIVE GYM MEMBERSHIP

COMMUNITY SPORT & FITNESS DELIVERY

build confidence and experience by delivering sport & fitness events across local communities and provide our Football Industry College scholars and gym members (shadowed by your mentor) in designing individual fitness programmes to maximise their performance. Great for adding to your C.V!

COMMUNITY SPORT & FITNESS DELIVERY

REAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES

Gain valuable work experience opportunities to develop relationships and contacts to boost your chances to succeed in your future career. Receive Masterclass sessions from industry professionals and gain an insight into the many career opportunities available within the industry.

REAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES

EDUCATIONAL TRIPS & FITNESS EXPO VISITS

Visit universities to gain an understanding of the courses available, student life and get hands on with the latest sports science and analytical technology and methodologies. Attend Fitness Expo events to stay in touch with the latest industry development and career opportunities.

EDUCATIONAL TRIPS & FITNESS EXPO VISITS

CAREER PATHWAY SUPPORT

Throughout your time with the Fitness Industry College, you will receive support in identifying your next steps to in your pathway. From applying for universities to pursuing an apprenticeships our tutors will give you the tools to maximise your chances of success.

CAREER PATHWAY SUPPORT

LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Through one to one mentoring, group discussions, guest speakers and practical experiences we support our learners in maximising their employability along with the awareness and skills to effectively handle issues and problems they may encounter in the future life at home, socially and at work.

LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

PATHWAY EXIT ROUTES

APPRENTICESHIPS

Progress onto a intermediate or advanced level health and fitness apprenticeship (12 or 18 months), and gain further qualifications and experience working within a leisure centre environment that could secure your career future.

APPRENTICESHIP’S

UNIVERSITY

Should you discover a passion for sports science roles such as strength and conditioning, sports analysis, nutrition, sport psychology, sports therapy or even becoming a P.E teacher, then your natural pathway would be to study for a degree at university in your chosen area.

UNIVERSITY

EMPLOYMENT

Should you make the most of your enrichment hours and build up a impressive CV of experience, additional qualifications and contacts, then there is nothing stopping you from finding full time employment within the sport and fitness industry.

EMPLOYMENT

FUTURE CAREERS

PERSONAL TRAINER

A personal trainer creates one-on-one fitness programmes for their clients, motivating and guiding them to achieve their health and fitness goals. To become a personal trainer you would normally have achieved a Level 3 Diploma, have previous experience as a fitness instructor, hold relevant fitness and PT  and first aid qualifications, public liability insurance and be a member of the National Register of Personal Trainers.

PERSONAL TRAINER

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Fitness Instructors are in charge of creating exercise programmes to benefit the health and wellbeing of groups of clients (fitness classes) or on an individual basis (within a gym). To become an successful fitness instructor you would have achieved at Level 2 (minimum) qualification and relevant Fitness Instructing certificates and may enter the industry through an apprenticeship. 

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

A strength and conditioning coach is a fitness and physical performance professional who uses exercise as a tool to specifically improve performances of individuals and teams within Sport. To secure a successful career in this industry you would require a sports science related degree (ideally masters), a professional coaching certificate and experience working as a sports coach or intern in a gym. 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

SPORTS NUTRITIONIST

Sports nutritionists enhance athletes performances through developing healthy eating habits, using scientific research to optimise menus and recommend vitamins and supplements. A natural progression to become a sports nutritionist would be to achieve a degree (ideally masters), gain valuable post graduate work experience and be registered with the Nutrition Society. 

SPORTS NUTRITIONIST

SPORTS THERAPY

Working as part of a wider team of trainers, manager and doctors a sport therapist provides treatment, rehabilitation and support on injury prevention. To maximise your chances of securing a role in this industry you would ideally require a sports therapy related degree accredited by the Society of Sport Therapists, work experience within coaching or fitness and up to date first aid certificate.

SPORTS THERAPY

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

As a Sports Performance Analyst you would monitor, analyse and record sporting performances of an individual or team and liaise with coaches and athletes to ensure improvements in performance. To achieve a career in this sector a typical pathway would be onto university to study for a Sports & Exercise Science or relevant degree.

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

LEISURE ATTENDANT

Working as part of a team Leisure Attendants/Assistants are vital in making sure leisure and fitness centres are run as the best they can be, engage with local communities in providing leisure, exercise and fitness services. A typical pathway for many entering this profession is to achieve a relevant level 3 diploma qualification and then gain an apprenticeship within the industry. 

LEISURE ATTENDANT

P.E TEACHER

PE teachers are responsible for running physical education lessons primarily at secondary schools, teaching children about the fundamentals of fitness, and the rules of a range of sports. A typical pathway to become a PE teacher would be to progress to university to study for a undergraduate degree, followed by A PGCE which can be done specifically in Physical Education.

P.E TEACHER

LEISURE MANAGEMENT

Leisure centre managers are responsible for every aspect of the day-to-day running of facilities dedicated to health and fitness, sports and leisure. Pathways to succeed in this role vary and can be through obtaining a degree at university, or progressing with a level 3 diploma and securing an apprenticeship and working your way to the top!

LEISURE MANAGEMENT

APPLY NOW – GET YOU FUTURE INTO SHAPE!

To find out more about our NEW Fitness & Leisure Education Programme for learners aged 19-23 complete the registration form and one of our tutors will be in touch to discuss further and answer any questions you my have.