James Watt College

HNC Fitness, Health & Exercise

James Watt College
In Greenock

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Typology HNC
Location Greenock (Scotland)
  • HNC
  • Greenock (Scotland)
Description

Provides the skills and knowledge to work at a range of levels in the fitness, health and exercise industry. Students may gain additional qualifications to aid employment prospects including pool lifeguard, first aid and health & safety awards and may have the opportunity to complete an SVQ Level II in Gym Instructor and Exercise to Music.

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Location

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Greenock (Renfrewshire)
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James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education Finnart Street, PA16 8HF

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· Requirements

Applicants should possess one relevant Higher Grade or equivalent or related NC qualification. Some candidates with previous experience may be accepted without formal qualifications. All entry is subject to outcome of discussion at information session. Candidates should possess a swimming certificate or work towards this in their first year.

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Course programme

HNC Fitness, Health & Exercise

Course Aims:
Provides the skills and knowledge to work at a range of levels in the fitness, health and exercise industry. Students may gain additional qualifications to aid employment prospects including pool lifeguard, first aid and health & safety awards and may have the opportunity to complete an SVQ Level II in Gym Instructor and Exercise to Music.

Course Content:
· First Aid for sport · Health & Safety Legislation · Physical Activity for Children · Swimming Teachers: An Introduction · Swimming Pool Lifeguard: Skills & Practice · Health Screening · Excersise, Principles & Programming · Nutrition for Fitness, Health & Excersice · Work Experience · Excersice Physiology & Anatomy Systems · Plan, Teach & Evaluate a Gym Based Excercise Session · Fitness, Health & Excercise Graded Unit 1 · Using Software Application Packages

Progression Opportunities:
Students may work privately as fitness/aerobics leaders or progress to HND or degree level study. There is possible opportunity to do NVQ level 2 awards.

Career Potential:
Students may enter the fitness indusrty at introductory level as duty staf, instructors, gym or aerobic leaders. Supervisory or assistant manager posts may also be available with further qualifications.

Course Assessment:
A range of practical and theoretical components will be continually assesed throughout the year. These include extended response assignments, oral presentations and practical observation.


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