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CIMSPA Sport and PA Practitioner - Fitness (Gym Instructing) (Intermediate) - Level 2

CIMSPA Sport and PA Practitioner - Fitness (Gym Instructing) (Intermediate) - Level 2


Please note - This is the fitness route. Please click here to view the coaching route.

Get ready to dive into an exhilarating journey of fitness and personal training! This course is your gateway to a world full of thrilling possibilities in the sport and physical activity sector.

Unleash your potential as you explore the vast array of career paths available in this dynamic industry. Gain an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of the vibrant leisure world and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to propel your career forward.

Discover the secrets of success as you develop essential competencies that will set you apart from the rest. Learn the art of presenting yourself in a polished and welcoming manner, understanding the true value of customer engagement, and mastering the technical know-how to support and guide your clients towards their goals. These crucial skills will be honed and evaluated during your immersive work placement.

Studying a CIMSPA course will allow you to achieve qualifications throughout the course. So, you can start employment within the industry early making it easier to picture yourself at the forefront of this exciting and challenging field, armed with confidence, skills, and expertise to conquer any obstacle that comes your way. With this course under your belt, the doors will swing open to a myriad of employment opportunities within the thrilling sports and leisure sector.

Get ready to transform lives, inspire change, and make your mark in the fitness and personal training world. The adventure awaits, and you hold the key to unlock your limitless potential.

Start dates and fees

There will be a kit/uniform to purchase.

Start DateCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20242692A1640FREEApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Fitness instruction
  • Lifeguard training
  • Understanding fitness
  • Food hygiene
  • Health and safety
  • Full first aid training
  • Recreational assistant training
  • Fitness for team sports.

Work placement is a mandatory part of this course. To gain the most experience in the sector we highly recommend that you look for opportunities in a range of different gym leisure venues.

Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to 16-18 year olds.
  • Grade 3 in English or maths, plus two other GCSEs at grade 3.
  • Or, a Level 1 qualification in sport plus GCSEs grade 3 in English or maths, and a keen interest in sport, fitness and leisure as a career.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

For the lifeguard training, you must be able to achieve the following in a pool prior to starting the course:

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical and task-based work
  • Assignments
  • Assessor observations
  • Written portfolio work
  • Observations.

What can I progress onto?

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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0808 100 3626
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