Apprenticeships at Fitness HQ

At Fitness HQ we are renowned throughout the UK for delivering some of the best vocational and professional qualifications including gym instructing courses, personal trainer courses and sports massage qualifications. As well as delivering the above commercial qualifications, at Fitness HQ we also deliver a number of apprenticeships to help organisations up-skill their staff. Apprenticeships are either fully funded or partly funded by the Government and include four key components:

  • The knowledge qualification / Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ)
  • The National Vocation Qualification (NVQ)
  • Functional Skills / Core Skills (which could include Numeracy, Literacy and/or ICT)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Why choose an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are Nationally recognised and are sometimes more desirable by employers. In order to complete an apprenticeship either you or your employee must be employed and have a contract of employment.

Apprenticeships are often referred to as ‘earning whilst you’re learning’ or ‘learning on the job’ programmes. Due to the apprentice having to generate their course work / evidence in the workplace, the NVQ is widely sought after by employers, mainly due to potential employees who have completed an apprenticeship not only posses a nationally recognised qualification, but they also have ‘on the job experience’.

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Why choose Fitness HQ?

If you are an employer looking to up-skill your team in a particular area, you want the peace of mind that the training which your staff are receiving is quality and is delivered from experienced trainers and assessors.

 

At Fitness HQ we have a reputation of delivering some of the best qualifications available within the Active Leisure sector throughout the North West. We have trainers and assessors available to service your needs in Manchester and Liverpool as well as St Helens, Wigan, Bolton and Stockport.

 

Not only do we deliver nationally recognised qualifications but we can also access Government funding to cover the cost of these qualifications which result in a more productive, knowledgeable and experienced workforce.

 

For more information on how Fitness HQ can help you and your team develop via delivering CPD, apprenticeships or any other valuable training, please complete the contact form below or e-mail us direct at: info@fitness-hq.co.uk

Types of Apprenticeships

Please find below a list of apprenticeships for which we can deliver at present to you and your team:

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to work in operational roles in leisure and recreational facilities.

Learners will cover:

      • contributing to joint working with other organisations
      • supporting the development of the sport or activity
      • setting up, taking down and storing activity equipment
      • contributing to environmental conservation in active leisure and recreation
      • giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation (ICS)
      • looking after participants when they are away from home
      • enabling disabled people to take part in activities
      • contributing to participants’ exploration and understanding of the natural environment

 

There are 4 mandatory units to this qualification along with 4 optional units which can be chosen out of a list of 24. Therefore this qualification can be adapted to suit the needs of the employer and the learner.

As with all the apprenticeships Fitness HQ delivers, the learner will also complete Functional Skills and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities qualifications.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness

This qualification is for individuals who wish to become fitness instructors. Delivered and assessed in the workplace, it is designed so that individuals can gain the knowledge and competence needed in a work-based setting.

The qualification may also appeal to employers who wish to upskill their work force so they are fully competent in the workplace.

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
      • planning, preparing and delivering safe and effective gym-based exercise programmes
      • programming safe and effective exercise for a range of clients
      • the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
      • motivating and communicating effectively with clients
      • health, safety and welfare

 

There are 5 mandatory units with this qualification as well as 2 optional units which allows the learner to specialise in a specific area of fitness instructing: e.g. Exercise to music, Gym based exercise or Physical activity for children.

As with all the apprenticeships Fitness HQ delivers, the learner will also complete Functional Skills and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities qualifications.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training

This qualification underpins the role of a personal trainer and is aimed at learners already working within the health and fitness industry. It allows learners to prove competence through demonstration of their knowledge and skills when working with individuals and groups of clients in a work-based personal training setting.

The qualification may also appeal to employers who wish to upskill their work force so they are fully competent in the workplace.

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
      • designing, managing and adapting a personal training programme
      • motivating and communicating effectively with clients
      • programming safe and effective exercise for a range of client
      • the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
      • applying the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
      • planning, marketing and selling services to clients
      • health, safety and welfare

 

There are 9 mandatory units with this qualification including programme design, nutrition and anatomy and physiology as well as 1 optional units which allows the learner to generate a firm understanding of business skills required to become a successful personal trainer.

As with all the apprenticeships Fitness HQ delivers, the learner will also complete Functional Skills and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities qualifications.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management

This qualification is for Individuals working in the leisure industry looking for progression into management positions or who are currently in a managerial role in another sector and want to enter the leisure industry at the same level.

Learners will cover:

      • how to manage health, safety and welfare in active leisure
      • how to set objectives and provide support for an active leisure team
      • how to improve the customer experience in active leisure
      • understand the active leisure learning sector
      • how to market in active leisure
      • how to supervise the maintenance of equipment and facilities in active leisure
      • how to operate a swimming pool plant
      • understand financial procedures in active leisure

 

There are 11 mandatory units with this qualification which include understanding financial procedures, marketing and how to deliver objectives in the active leisure sector as well as a further possible 17 optional units. This is one of Fitness HQ’s most popular apprenticeships – Leisure Management.

As with all the apprenticeships Fitness HQ delivers, the learner will also complete Functional Skills (inc. ICT) and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities qualifications.