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 LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP IN FITNESS INSTRUCTION 

 
The Level 2 apprenticeship in Fitness Instruction is the first step to a career in the health and fitness industry. This unique course means you can choose your own specific pathway, to ensure your qualification is suited to you as a Fitness Instructor. 
 
A Fitness Instructor plays a fundamental role in any health club or gym. Being a Fitness Instructor is one of the most rewarding career choices available and the industry is booming in the legacy of London 2012 so it’s a great time to get involved. 
 
With the right skills, qualifications and attitude to reach to the top and to stand out from the crowd, Onside delivers the best possible training to our candidates. We are renowned for our high quality and engaging tutors, trainers and assessors, each of whom bring extensive understanding of the industry they work within. This ensures that our course is up to date and in line with sectors to meet evolving needs of the industry’s top employers. 
 
For new Apprenticeship Levy rules please see below* 
 
 
 

COURSE SUMMARY: 

You can choose which pathway within the qualification you wish to specialise in: 
• Gym Based Exercise 
• Exercise to Music 
• Water Based Exercise 
• Exercise and Physical Activity for Children 
 
Fitness Instructing is a career choice requiring both considerable knowledge of the body and how it works and, above all, the ability to apply that knowledge within an exercise scenario. You will also need to be able to inspire and motivate others through effective and thoughtful communication. 
On successful completion of this course you will be qualified to join the Register of Exercise Professionals as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor. 
 
Course Structure: 
Mandatory Units cover the following areas: 
• Anatomy and Physiology 
• Health and Safety 
• Clients 
• Lifestyle 
• Planning a Fitness Session 
• Delivering a Fitness Session 
 
 
 
 

COURSE DELIVERY: 

The course will require regular contact with your tutor (phone, email, Skype, one to one) and workshop sessions, plus a final assessment. This assessment can take place in either your local/preferred facility with a client, or you are free to attend any of Onside’s partner organisations across the North West. 
 
Course Start and Duration: 
The course will take a minimum of 12 months to complete. You can start whenever you have secured a work placement. 
 
Assessment: 
Coursework, a portfolio of evidence, and practical assignment/demonstration. 
What you will receive: 
• Bespoke one to one tutorials 
• Unique reading aids and learning material 
 
Upon completing the apprenticeship, you will receive the following qualifications: 
Level 2 NVQ in Fitness Instruction 
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction 
Level 2 Award in ERR (Employee Rights and Responsibilities) 
 
 
 
 

APPRENTICESHIP FEES AND STIPULATIONS: 

• FREE for anyone aged 16 years and above who doesn’t hold a Degree who is works in a paid environment within an activity leadership related industry for a minimum of 16 hours per week throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. 
• If you do not fall into the above categories, the course fee is £1800 for this standalone qualifications. 
 
 
 
 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

• You must hold GCSE Grades A* – G in English and Maths, dated within the last five years 
• If you cannot demonstrate the above, we will support you through the Functional Skills Level 1 qualifications during your apprenticeship as a mandatory element 
• You will need regular and reliable access to a computer and the internet. 
 
 

   APPRENTICESHIP LEVY 

*If you pay the Apprenticeship Levy: 
 
If your an employer with a wage bill over £3 million each year, you will be paying into the apprenticeship levy from April 6th 2017. Any apprentices that started their programme before 1st may 2017 will continue to be funded under the terms and conditions that were in place at the time their apprenticeship started. 
 
You can only use funds in your account to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment for apprentices that work at least 50% of the time in England, and only up to the funding band maximum for that apprenticeship. If the costs of training and assessment go over the funding band maximum, you will need to pay the difference with other funds from your own budget. You can’t use funds in your account to pay for other costs associated with your apprentices (such as wages, statutory licences to practise, travel and subsidiary costs, work placement programmes or the setting up of an apprenticeship programme). Read the apprenticeship funding rules for full details of what you can and can’t pay for with funds from your apprenticeship service account. 
 
 
*If you DO NOT pay the Apprenticeship Levy: 
 
Non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’.From May 2017, you will pay 10% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training and government will pay the rest (90%), up to the funding band maximum 
 
If you do not pay the levy, you won’t be able to use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment until at least 2018. Instead, you’ll need to agree a payment schedule with the provider and pay them directly for the training. The provider must prove that you have paid your contributions as a condition of government paying its contribution. 
 
If you employ an apprentice aged 16-18 years of age you will receive an incentive payment of £1000 in 2 instalments during their time on programme. Also there is no requirement to pay the 10% payment, this also applies for 19-24 year olds who were formerly in care or who have an Education and Health Care plan. 
 
 
Further information: 
 
Gov.uk has many links that can give the relevant advice, guidance and support for employers. 
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work 
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/562401/Apprenticeship_funding_from_May_2017.pdf 
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-funding-bands 
 
 
 
 

HOW DO I ENROL? 

Our course application form is attached below. Please complete it as fully as you can (to speed up your application) and email it to info@onsideedu.co.uk
 
Please also use this form if you have any questions, or pick up the phone and call our team on 01257 278 131