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Sports Industry Skills (Instructing Exercise in a Gym Environment)

Course Code: DSPIE
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: BTEC
  • Awarding body: Pearson
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Various days and times

What's it all about?

This course fully qualifies you for a role as a gym instructor.
The course is linked with industry recognised body CIMSPA so you can expect to learn
knowledge and skills that link directly with the world of work, and develop your personal knowledge, skills and behaviours
while using our real world environment, and city-wide industry links.

Course information

The course mixes theory and practical knowledge and is reviewed using a variety of industry relevant methods. The course covers key modules around:

  • Working in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Exercise Instructor Knowledge and Skills Development
  • Preparing Clients for a Gym-based Exercise Programme
  • Working as a Gym Instructor.

These units combine to fully equip you for your role as a gym instructor. 

In order to be successful on this course you must have a keen interest in fitness and working in the fitness industry.

This course has both practical and theory assessments involving working with members of the public to ensure you are fully ready to undertake the role of the gym instructor. 

Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress onto our level 3 pathways in Fitness and Personal Training or Coaching and Development. Alternatively, you could gain employment in the local fitness and leisure sector.
You may also choose to  continue your studies within a different

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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