COURSE INFORMATION

Are you passionate about health and fitness? Do you have an ambition to work in the growing areas of the health and fitness industries? You can train with us and become an instructor, personal trainer, or one of the many other careers focusing on physical activity or health and wellbeing.

This is an active course and would suit you if you have a keen interest in this area and already participate regularly in exercise. The course also provides you with the Level 2 Gym Instructor award recognised by the fitness industry.

  • One year full-time

HNC Core Units

  • Working effectively and safely with clients
  • Exercise and fitness: health and safety management
  • Exercise physiology and anatomy
  • Exercise principles and programming
  • Health screening
  • Nutrition for fitness, health and exercise
  • Fitness, health and exercise Graded Unit 1
  • First Aid for sport and fitness

Key Optional Units

  • Plan, teach, and evaluate a group exercise with music session
  • Plan, teach, and evaluate a gym-based exercise session

External Candidates

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above
  • A sport and fitness related course at SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industrial experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

PLUS

  • Evidence of active participation in Health and Fitness
  • You will also require a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland in order to go out on the placement(s) as part of this course

Internal Candidates

  • Advanced Certificate: Sport and Fitness (minimum of 13 assessed credits)
  • You will also require a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland in order to go out on the placement(s) as part of this course
  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Gym supervisor/manager
  • Health development officer
  • Leisure attendant/pool lifeguard
  • Community physical activity development
  • Youth work incorporating sport and fitness
  • Lifestyle coach
  • Active schools coordinator
  • Self-employment
  • Fitness related kit is required to take part in practical activities, such as trainers, tracksuit bottoms, training tops, and shorts
  • You will be provided with a Fife College polo shirt, used for leading clients or client groups

We're keen to help you develop your health and fitness potential. Please tell us about your health and fitness related ambitions and achievements when you apply.