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Exercise and Fitness

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £2,500 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Exercise Instructor (Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Circuit Training)
  • Fitness / Gym Instructor
  • Leisure Centre Assistant
  • Recreation Assistant
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness
  • NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting
  • Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Water Based Exercise)
  • Certificate in Fitness Instruction and Self-Development in Active Leisure
  • Certificate in Fitness Walking
  • Certificate in Instructing Circuit Training Sessions
  • Certificate in Instructing Parkour/Freerunning Fitness Training
  • Certificate in Instructing Pre-designed Exercise Sessions
  • Diploma in Active Leisure
  • Diploma in Active Leisure for Exercise Professionals
  • Diploma in Exercise, Health and Fitness Studies
  • Diploma in Health and Fitness
  • Diploma in Health, Fitness, and Exercise Instruction
  • Diploma in Promoting Health and Wellness

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.