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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
18/09/20201 Year2Part-Time EveningBede CampusSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This course is for students ready to start a career in the health and fitness industry. This is the passport qualifications for employment in the industry and for higher qualifications.

Successful graduates of this course will be guaranteed an interview for vacancies with Everyone Active.

Students who have a keen interest in a fitness career and some experience of industry practices. Students may be encouraged to complete the level 1 active lifestyle award prior to the start of this course if they do not have any experiences in the fitness

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+350.00*You will need to provide your own stationery.

This course is made up 5 units of study which are:

Anatomy and physiology for exercise
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
Principles of exercise, fitness an

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What’s next?

On completion of this course you would be able to apply for the level 3 diploma courses in personal training or exercise referral.


Fitness instructors

Fitness instructors deliver training in a range of fitness activities, including weight training, yoga, pilates, personal training and other forms of exercise at private health and fitness centres, local authority run sports and leisure centres, other public and community establishments, and in private homes.

Medium Salary

£ 19988

1200 people employed as Fitness instructors in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.