Exercise and Fitness Apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced Level 3)

Course Information

  • Course Code: S175
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Validated by: ACTIVEIQ
  • Study Mode: Part time
Overview

This Apprenticeship covers a range of occupations within Leisure and Learning Activities, one of the largest industries in the country. If you are interested in a career in working in 'Fitness' you could train as a Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer learning how to improve clients wellbeing and learning customer service skills.

The sector is made up of privately run clubs and publicly run gyms through various leisure facilities run by local authorities or leisure trusts.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

What will I study?
  • Anatomy and Physiology for exercise
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure recreation

 

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence

 

What can I do next?
  • fitness instructor/gym instructor
  • recreation assistant
  • exercise instructors
  • leisure centre assistant
  • advanced fitness instructor
  • studio coordinator
  • personal trainer
  • yoga and pilates teacher
Your Study Programme

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Future income

Starting salaries can be around £13,000 a year. This can rise to between £14,000 and over £20,000 a year.

Freelance instructors can earn £10 to £20 an hour.

 

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years* to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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