This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective sessions. This qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 2 and can be achieved in the context of gym, exercise to music, water-based exercise and physical activity for children.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is open to all:

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

  • P1 - Gym based pathway - Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.
  • P2 - Exercise to Music pathway - experience of studio-based exercise classes is highly recommended.
  • P3 - Water based exercise pathway - experience of water-based exercise classes is highly recommended.
  • P4 - Exercise and Physical Activity for Children - It is recommended that learners undergo a CRB check prior to commencement of the training. Learners can be employed before the CRB check is complete provided the organisation is satisfied, on the basis of other checks, that it is safe to do so; however, organisations cannot let anyone have unsupervised access to children until they have a satisfactory CRB check

Course Structure

Mandatory Units

  • Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013) - this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Unit 2 - Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015) - this unit is worth 2 credits
  • Unit 3 - Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016) - this unit is worth 2 credits
  • Unit 4 - Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017) - this unit is worth 4 credits

Optional Pathways

P1 - Gym-based (Credit Value required: Minimum 10, Maximum 10)

  • Unit 5 - Planning gym-based exercise (F/600/9018) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Unit 6 - Instructing gym-based exercise (A/600/9020) - this unit is worth 6 credits

P2- Exercise to Music (Credit Value required: Minimum 10, Maximum 10)

  • Unit 7 - Planning group exercise to music sessions (F/600/9021) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Unit 8 - Instructing group exercise to music (J/600/9022) - this unit is worth 6 credits

P3- Water-based Exercise (Credit Value required: Minimum 11, Maximum 11)

  • Unit 9 - Instructing water-based exercise (R/600/9024)- this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Unit 10 - Planning water-based exercise (L/600/9023) - this unit is worth 5 credits

P4- Exercise and physical Activity for Children (Credit Value required: Minimum 9, Maximum 9)

  • Unit 11- Planning health related exercise and physical activity for children (A/600/9048)- this unit is worth 3 credits
  • Unit 12 - Instructing health related exercise and physical activity to children (T/600/9050) - this unit is worth 6 credits

How will I be assessed?

Internally Assessed:

  • Coursework
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration / Assignment

"CAREERSPORT FITNESS ACADEMY is the first company in Ireland to operate a dedicated professional service in training and recruitment exclusively for health, fitness, sport & leisure. The academy's vision is the ongoing commitment to assist individuals, companies and organisations within these sectors to achieve their goals through specialist services in training & recruitment. CareerSport Tutors & Recruitment Consultants are selected because of their extensive knowledge, professional experience and their proven track records in fitness, health, sport and leisure.

Training Values

  • Provides outstanding customer care is unique because we are committed to raising the Industry standards and setting a new benchmark for qualified fitness professionals.
  • CareerSport Fitness Academy provides specialist advice in sports coaching – individual and team fitness, skills development programs and sports psychology including emotional intelligence.
  • CareerSport Fitness Academy aim is to enhance the fitness and value of individuals and teams by providing the highest professional standards in teaching and coaching."
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