Fitness, Health and Exercise - Introduction to: NQ (Level 5)

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Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year - 2.5 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

The fitness industry is a rapidly expanding sector and this course will help you to develop your career, from grass roots to high level performance.

Your learning will take place in our one of our high-performance gyms and in a classroom, but often out in the fitness industry itself.

Your assessments on this programme take place throughout the year but at a time when you are ready to be assessed.

You will have the opportunity to work with organisations in the public, commercial or voluntary sector. There will also be an opportunity to gain additional industry recognised qualifications such as Metafit, Spin, Boxing and Kettlebells

A PVG will be required to undertake the mandatory placement which is embedded in the course.

What you will learn

Course topics include:

  • Human Anatomy, Physiology & Exercise
  • Fitness
  • Work Placement
  • Residential Experience
  • Coaching Development
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing
  • First Aid

Entry requirements

  • Three National 5 or equivalent qualifications.
  • A passion for exercise and health along with a good level of fitness is essential.
  • Mature learners with experience but no formal qualifications will be considered on merit.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment  here at the College.

Career Opportunities

  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Coach
  • Pursue careers in local and private fitness facilities

Future prospects

You may have the opportunity to progress to HNC or HND  in:

  • Games Coaching and Development
  • Football Coaching and Development
  • Fitness, Health & Exercise
  • Adventure Sports Coaching

Real Industry Connections

The Level 4 teaching team have worked in the sporting industry for many years. We specialise in PT, Gym Management, Group Exercise, Football, Adventure Sport and various Sports. The staff have all worked for both the private and public sector, both home and overseas.

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