Fitness, Health and Exercise

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


This innovative course is a steppingstone towards a rewarding career in the sport and fitness industry. Edinburgh College has vital industry connections and there will be opportunities to gain valuable experience working with local partner groups across a range of businesses. In addition to the group award, you can achieve qualifications at Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 2 or 3; offering direct employment opportunities.

This course is designed to develop your personal learning skills and ability to work independently. You will study topics such as anatomy and exercise physiology, teaching gym and group-based exercise. The course will provide you with specialist links to National Occupational Standards (NOS) and related professional bodies. This course would suit school leavers or adults returning to education as well as those working in the leisure industry and looking to gain more formal qualifications or a career change.

Content: How to work with a range of population groups in exercise physical activity and health improvement settings; How to develop your own practical skills and techniques in structured sessions; How to plan, prepare and carry out fitness training programmes; An understanding of sport and exercise nutrition; Researching and reporting skills.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; English and a science subject preferred; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. Practical and written test.

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

You could progress on to HND year two or access a range of degree level courses at universities across Scotland.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level