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Course Overview

Learners will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology including:
    • The heart and circulatory system
    • The respiratory system
    • Structure and function of the skeleton
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Postural and core stability
    • The nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • The skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver structured health related exercise and physical activity for apparently healthy children in the 5-15 age range inclusive

Target Candidates

This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of exercise and physical activity for children or at those already running such sessions without a formal qualification.


There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification, however learners should have an interest in sport and exercise.