Award Crest
York College

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More detailed entry requirement information will be available in due course.


One year course

What will I study?

This course offers an enjoyable blend of practical activities and theoretical study that prepares students for progression onto the advanced level courses.

Units include:

Anatomy and physiology; how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.

How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme and learn the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme.

What could it lead to?

On completing this course you will have an industry recognised qualification enabling you to start to work as a fitness instructor immediately. REPS accredited – this course is worth 20 REPS points. Students may progress onto an advanced level qualification in Sport/Sport and Exercise Science or take up employment in the sport and leisure industry.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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