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York College

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Sports coaches, instructors and officials

Up to £16,000

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Sports and leisure assistants

Up to £17,000

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Leisure and sports managers

Up to £25,000

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

Entry Requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year course.

What will I study?

Modules studied include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise

What could it lead to?

On completion of this course you will have an industry recognised qualification enabling you to start to work as a fitness instructor immediately.

You will have the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions via the context of gym-based exercise. Once you successfully complete this qualification, you will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2.

You may progress onto an advanced level qualification in Sport/Sport and Exercise Science or take up employment in the sport and leisure industry.

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