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 LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP IN FITNESS INSTRUCTION 

 FRAMEWORK  

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness 
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing 
Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning 
Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English and / or Maths 
 

 COURSE SUMMARY  

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Instructing Exercise and Fitness is designed for those individuals who are either already employed in the fitness industry or are looking to enter the industry and further develop their knowledge and skills to gain employment. The Apprenticeship is also suitable for those wishing to change career after having worked in a different sector. 
 
Different pathways are available:  
Gym based exercise 
Exercise to music 
Water based exercise 
Exercise and physical activity for children. 
 

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS  

Level 2 Apprenticeships do not have any entry requirements, however if you already hold English and Maths GCSE’s at grade A* - G (9 - 1) or Functional Skills level 1 / Level 2 , you will be exempt from these. 
 

 COURSE PROGRESSION  

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership 
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training 
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training 
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Business Planning 
Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante and Post Natal Participants 
Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Older Adults 
 

 CAREERS  

Learners who complete this qualification will be eligible for registration with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 2 fitness instructor, working freelance as a fitness instructor or within a public or private gym or fitness centre. 
 

 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?  

 
CONTACT: 
 
Onside Education Team  
 
T: 01257 278 131 
E: info@onsideedu.co.uk 
 

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