Instructing Exercise & Fitness NVQ - Innovate Awarding Body

NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness

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NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness

Instructing Exercise and Fitness NVQ Diploma Assessment Requirements 

Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of Instructing Exercise and Fitness

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness is for those who would like to develop their skills in planning and leading fitness sessions so they can work in a role where they teach gym-based exercise, exercise to music, water-based exercise or exercise for children. It equips Learners with knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning fitness instructing including anatomy and physiology, principles of exercise and fitness, how to support clients and health and safety. This qualification enables Learners to 
develop specialist and competency skills in their chosen area of work.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness qualification. This qualification is suitable for those who work within the Sport, Leisure and Recreation sector.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who successfully complete this qualification will be eligible for registration with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 2 fitness instructor in their chosen discipline working freelance as a fitness instructor or within a public or private gym or fitness centre. Progression could be to further training or education including work based qualifications in areas such as leisure and facilities.

On completion of this qualification, Learners may progress to;

      Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning


      Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership 


      Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training 


      Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training 


      Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Business Planning 


      Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante and Post Natal Participants


    Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Older Adults


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