This apprenticeship is designed to meet the needs of employers for an expansion of training programmes, to widen recruitment and to improve retention as well as to provide progression opportunities to and within the health and fitness industry at both intermediate and advanced levels.
The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness is designed for those individuals who are either already employed in the fitness industry and wish to gain new knowledge and skills or who are looking to enter the industry and further develop their knowledge and skills to progress within the sector. The framework is also suitable for those wishing to change career after having worked in a different sector.
The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness (Personal Training) is designed for those who already work in the health and fitness industry and wish to gain new knowledge and skills to continue their professional development as well as for those who wish to enter the sector in a supervisory / managerial role. The framework is also suitable for those wishing to change career after having worked in a different sector, entering this sector changing their hobby into a job.
The expectation is that the achievement of this framework will require a minimum duration of: 12 months at Intermediate Apprenticeship level. 18 months at Advanced Apprenticeship level.
Please note it is recommended that apprentices are contracted and employed for a minimum of 30 hours on publicly funded programmes.