What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Intermediate Apprenticeship is designed for those individuals who are either already employed in the fitness industry or are looking to enter the industry and further develop their knowledge and skills to gain employment. It’s particularly suited to those with a passion and enthusiasm for working with people and in the fitness sector.
You will be required to maintain and complete a professional development portfolio in order to complete the apprenticeship. You will be provided with support from a college assessor/tutor, your employer and pending on your centre work allocation and location you can access college based portfolio support and skills training at Exeter College.
What topics will I study?
You will complete an overall certificate in Activity Leadership, with workplace based training in either a Level 2 Certificate in supporting learning in Physical Education and School Sport. Or a Level 2 certificate in Fitness Instruction - this will be jointly provided by your employer and the college.
What experiences will I get?
You will gain hands on experience in a Fitness and Sports Recreation centre or a school depending on what NVQ pathway you choose to take.
What are the entry requirements?
Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 3 or above in English and maths and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.
You need to have a keen interest in exercise and fitness and working with other people and younger people in the community.
What facilities are there?
You will have access to a fully equipped gym, learning resource centre and cafe.
What can the course lead on to?
On completion of this apprenticeship you could progress into a role as a gym instructor, sports recreation centre assistant, schools support sports coach or gain further experience and training and progress into sports coaching, personal fitness training or become a more senior member of staff in a sports facility or health and fitness centre.
Are there any additional costs?
What support can I get?
You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.
What will this training cost me?
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your Apprenticeship Training Programme, there is no charge to you or your employer as the college will claim the funding for the cost of your programme directly from the Government.
If you are aged 19 or over and studying a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship, your employer will have to be willing to contribute as the Government will only fund part of the costs of your training - this is currently between £80 - £110 depending on the type of Apprenticeship you wish to complete.
Click here to view the Apprenticeship Journey booklet for further information