Fitness, Health and Exercise

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


You’ll spend time in our fitness suites and facilities, learning how to safely and competently instruct your clients within a gym environment. However, there’s also a substantial amount of theory and written elements, so be prepared to spend time in the classroom as well as self-study.

Subjects may include: Gym Based Exercise Sessions; Exercise Physiology and Anatomy; Flexibility Training, Core Strength and Posture; Managing a Sport/Fitness Event; Inclusive Sports Provision; First Aid for Sport and Fitness.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; or Advanced Sports and Fitness (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

2nd year entry to HND Fitness Health and Exercise or progression to a degree course at university or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level