Exercise and Fitness

The level 2 Gym instructor course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work within any gym as an instructor. 

Over the one year programme you will complete a range of units:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness industry
  • Fitness knowledge
  • Exams
  • Presentations
  • Programme design
  • Evaluation
  • Practical assessments.  

You will be required to undertake various work experience sessions. 

  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport
  • Apprenticeships

Foundation degree in Sport and Exercise Science

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

Apprenticeship in fitness.

Careers

  • Gym instructor
  • Gym supervisor
  • Fitness manager
  • Personal trainer

 These jobs have a very broad scope of income of £12,000 upwards, whereas Personal Trainers can earn upwards of £30,000 when working self-employed.

National Careers Advice

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development