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Title: Fitness

Pathway: Health, Science & Sport

Available Study Options:
Full Time, Part Time Print

Study Option

There are currently no other study options available for this course.

What will I study?

Level 2 Gym Instructor / L3 Personal Trainer (2 Year Programme, 16-18years)

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:

Level 2 Units:

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

 Level 3 Units

  • 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.

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How will I be assessed?

L2 Gym Instructor

  • A&P exam / principles of health and fitness - multiple choice
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio
  • Practical assessments
  • Course assignments

L3 Personal training

  • A&P exam - multiple choice
  • Nutrition exam - multiple choice
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio
  • Practical Assessments
  • Course assignments (Food diary, 12 week personal plan, business plan)

What will this lead to?

Personal Training

  • Gym Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Career opportunities with local gyms 

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
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). 

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

Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.  

T Level 
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.


How to apply

You can apply for this programme via the Apply Now button, at the top.

If this course area is available as an apprenticeship, this will show under 'Study Option' on the right-hand side, just below the Apply Now button. You can view all of our apprenticeship vacanices and subjects by clicking the 'Apprenticeships' in the top menu.


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 be eligible for funding towards your course fees. It will depend on your personal circumstances and will be discussed at enrolment. You will be asked to bring documentation with you when you are invited to enrol.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will get the course for free.
  • If you have any queries please contact us on 0161 785 4039 or email

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.

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