NPA Exercise and Fitness Leadership (SCHOOLS)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2021/22 can apply for this course***

The NPA in Exercise and Fitness Leadership provides a structured opportunity for you to experience a number of recognised ways of leading others in fitness activities. It will allow you to develop your personal leadership qualities and to also develop your knowledge and skills in Fitness & Exercise.

The National Progression Award (NPA) in Exercise and Fitness Leadership will provide a practically focussed approach to learning about contemporary methods of Fitness and Exercise training and how physical exercise impacts upon an individual’s physiology and anatomy.

The award is designed to articulate with current college Fitness, Health and Exercise provision and to support those who may wish to follow, in future, that particular employment pathway.

Attendance:

Falkirk Campus: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from August until June for one year.

 

 

Being practically orientated, the course will contain the following (Higher) subjects:

• Cardiovascular Training 
• Circuit Training
• Exercise to Music
• Fixed Weight Training
• Free Weight Training
• Human Physiology in the Development of Performance

The NPA in Exercise and Fitness Leadership is not designed to lead directly to employment but will underpin the knowledge and skills required by employers and are linked to the National Occupational Standards for this subject area.

It will provide progression opportunities for higher level study, which can lead to employment within the following areas:

• Fitness Instructor
• Personal Trainer
• Gym Assistant
• PE Teacher
• Exercise referral officer
• Wellness Coordinator
• Health Trainer

***PLEASE NOTE - only puils who will be at school during session 2020/21 can apply for this course***

Mandatory:


• Successful one to one interview and group based practical assessment
• A strong interest in Fitness, Health & Exercise.

Plus one of the following:

• Successful completion of NPA Sport & Fitness: (Team/Individual Sports) at SCQF level 5
• 3 National 5 awards (or equivalent) including English or (Comm’s equivalent), and preferably PE & science based subjects at Grade C or above.

Desirable:

• Current active involvement (participating/instructing within an exercise/fitness based group) within fitness based environment/organisation.

Additional:

• Students will be required to purchase relevant items of equipment and clothing.


Being practically orientated, the course will contain the following (Higher) subjects:

• Cardiovascular Training 
• Circuit Training
• Exercise to Music
• Fixed Weight Training
• Free Weight Training
• Human Physiology in the Development of Performance

For more information, please contact your pupil support teacher in your school.

All progression routes to Full Time study will be subject to successful completion of course and a competitive interview process.

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Start date

    24 August 2021

  • End date

    16 June 2022

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6