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Fitness

What will I study?

Level 1 - Fitness

The qualification is designed to guide you through an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of fitness in sport. The foundation level of knowledge and skills will enable you to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of participants of all ages. The qualification will prepare aspiring coaches for employment in paid or voluntary roles that will enable you to assist other more qualified coaches in delivering fitness sessions to participants of all ages.

Fitness Instruction - Level 2 Full Time (1 year course)

Fitness Instruction will give you the opportunity to become a fully qualified Fitness Instructor. You will learn how the body works, health and safety in a fitness environment, session planning and practical delivery. The following units will be delivered:

  • The Musculoskeletal system
  • The Cardio/Respiratory system
  • The Nervous system
  • Principles of Exercise, Health and Fitness
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

Personal training - Level 3 Part Time (evening class)

Personal Training will give you the opportunity to be a fully qualified Personal Trainer. Throughout this course you will study Anatomy and Physiology, Performance and Nutrition modules. These will teach you how the body works and how to practically apply this to performance. Units such as:

  • The Muscular system
  • The Respiratory system
  • The Endocrine system
  • The Circulatory system
  • The Nervous system
  • Nutrition
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Advanced Training Methods

This will give you the knowledge to train clients on a self employed basis in a gym, and progress onto higher qualifications.


 

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

Level 3 - Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching in Physical Education & School Sport

This Apprenticeship is ideal for anyone wanting to work with children while delivering school sport, equipping you with the skills to plan, deliver and assess out of school activities, lunchtime and playtime activities and curriculum physical activity. You will also gain an understanding of the Ofsted early years setting.

As well as learning to deliver physical activities, as an apprentice you will learn to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people in safe environments as well as gaining invaluable skills in communicating and forming professional relationships with children, young people and adults. An important part of the role is organising sports events and competitions, when you will work as part of a team or on your own.

How will I be assessed?

Fitness Coaching - Level 1

  • Learner Achievement Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment

Personal training

  • A&P exam - multiple choice
  • Nutrition exam - multiple choice
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment

Fitness instruction

  • A&P exam - multiple choice
  • Principles of Exercise Health and Fitness - multiple choice exam
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio
  • Practical assessment

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

The Apprentice will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods as agreed with their assessor to ensure that the knowledge and skills they learn are applied consistently in their everyday work with patients and clients. This will include observation, and may include questions and answers, professional discussion, witness testimonies and the examination of work products. The Assessor is looking to confirm the integration of theory into practice in line with the qualification assessment criteria. The learner will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their knowledge and competence. This will be quality assured to ensure it is authentic, sufficient and valid before quality assurance from the external Awarding Organisation.

What will this lead to?

Personal training & Fitness Instruction.

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Guaranteed interview with Pure Gym and/or The Gym group

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

This programme prepares learners for employment in a school sport setting through providing an introduction to opportunities for them to work as a physical education and school sport professional e.g. as a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA), teaching assistant (TA), sports coach, sports development officer, sports volunteer or sports leader

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.

These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

Overview

Title: Fitness

Faculty: Sport

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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