Football Academy VTCT Diploma in Health, Exercise and Fitness Studies Level 2

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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Exercise, Health and Fitness Studies is a substantial vocational qualification that develops the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed to become a qualified fitness instructor in gym-based exercise. This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19-year-old age group, is based on fitness National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as being fit for purpose for those learners seeking employment as a fitness instructor. 


Skills gained will provide an insight into the fitness industry.  Skills to enable you to progress into level 3 or employment.  The curriculum is further enhanced with opportunities to undertake work experience. Previous students have taken the opportunity to engage in work placements in sport and leisure industry environments including gyms, leisure centres and local sports clubs.

How will it be delivered?

This is a work-related course that can also lead to progression onto level 3 courses. Students will gain the key knowledge and practical skills required in the sports domain.  The course involves studying 6 units of work over 1 year and all are assessed by coursework. Coursework assessments include written assignments, presentations and practical demonstrations. 

• Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity 

• Anatomy and physiology for exercise 

• Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment 

• Principles of exercise, fitness and health 

• Planning gym-based exercise 

• Instructing gym-based exercise 

• Factors affecting participation in sport and physical activity 

• Leading a healthy lifestyle 

• People skills in sport and active leisure 

• Planning and preparing for personal exercise and nutrition 

• Lifestyle factors and how they affect health 

• Optional Units 

• Planning a circuit training session 

• Instructing a circuit training session 

Entry requirements

1 Year Course – Normally 5 GCSEs grades in the range of 9-2 (Including Maths and English at grade 3 or above). Although not essential, applicants are expected to be playing at a good level of competitive football or demonstrate the ability to do so. Trials are part of the application process.  Successful candidates are required to purchase Training Kit to be worn as uniform. 

Football Trials will take place Margate Football Club 

Thursday 18th February 2021, 10-12 am at Margate Football Club

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Your next steps...

The course may provide a pathway direct to level 3. It will be beneficial to those intending to pursue any health, fitness or sports-related vocation such as recreation management, sports development, coaching or personal training.