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Occupational Certificate: Fitness Instructor NQF4

SAQA ID: 118689,180 Credits

Welcome to the Fitness Instructor qualification and certification program, designed to equip aspiring fitness professionals with the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to excel in the dynamic field of fitness instruction.

 

This comprehensive program is tailored to prepare learners to function effectively as Fitness Instructors, empowering them to design and implement personalized physical activity programs for individuals and groups. In addition, participants will learn to conduct health-related fitness assessments, monitor progress, and foster a supportive and motivating fitness environment. This qualification also includes the part qualification Occupational Certificate: Group Fitness Instructor, SAQA ID118691 as part of the curriculum.

 

Our program is unique as it contains triple accreditation and recognition by leading bodies, including;

   

   

  1. The QCTO for local acceptance and compliance as a Fitness Instructor as required by the industry.
  2. Registration with REPSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa, https://www.repssa.com/), part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals) for international recognition and compliance as a Fitness Instructor.
  3. Mapping and dual qualification awards for the following ITEC fitness qualifications:
    • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Exercise to Music) (603/4481/7) – 2150
    • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) (603/4483/0) – 2153
    • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Strength and Conditioning (603/6320/4) – 2275

 

Upon successful completion of this Fitness Instructor Qualification, participants will not only be equipped with the technical expertise to design and deliver effective fitness programs but will also embody essential attributes such as leadership, discipline, compassion, and dedication.

 

  • 📚 Comprehensive Curriculum: Dive deep into anatomy, physiology, and nutrition, gaining a profound understanding of the human body's intricacies. Learn the latest in exercise science, effective training methodologies, and client-specific program design.
  • 🏋️‍♀️ Hands-On Practical Learning: Put theory into action with hands-on training experiences. Develop your coaching techniques, perfect form corrections, and practice client interaction to build the confidence needed for real-world success.
  • 🌐 Flexible Study Options: Designed for your convenience, our course offers flexible study options, including online modules and practical workshops. Tailor your learning experience to fit your schedule and learning style.
  • 🎓 Nationally Accredited Certification: Upon completion, earn a nationally recognized certification that opens doors to a world of opportunities. Join the ranks of certified professionals making a positive impact on clients' lives.
  • 👨‍🏫 Expert Instruction: Learn from seasoned fitness professionals who bring a wealth of practical experience to the classroom. Benefit from expert insights, mentorship, and guidance throughout your personal trainer education.

 

What is an Occupational Qualification? An Occupational Qualification is a specialised certification that prioritises hands-on learning and real-world work experience. They consist of 3 parts;

 

Part 1

Theory Modules

Runs with Part 2

 

Theory Exam

Part 2

Practical Modules

Runs with Part 1

 

Workbook, Observation & Assessment

Part 3

Workplace Modules

External or Onsite

 

Observation & Logbook

Final Integrated Summative Assessment
FISA

Features & Benefits

  • This qualification consists of Compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill, and Work Experience Modules 
  • This qualification also includes the part qualification Occupational Certificate: Group Fitness Instructor, SAQA ID118691 as part of the cirricilum.
  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies.

  • Students get access to our online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit www.recruitgraduates.co.za for more.   

 

Admission Requirements

  • NQF Level 3 qualification.  

 

IMPORTANT: If you don't meet our minimum entry requirement, you can still apply for special admission, regardless of what formal education you have. Please note that there are terms and conditions for this application, and all approvals will be made at the discretion of Academic Board.

Regulatory Information

 

Integrated Assessment:

Integrated formative assessment

The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment together with work experience leads to entrance in the external integrated summative assessment.

 

Integrated summative assessment

An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.

 

The assessment will be conducted through written assessment and the evaluation of practical tasks at decentralised approved assessment sites by a panel of assessors evaluated by assessor(s) registered with the AQP.


Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series, i5, 16GB

R16 500.00 Learn More

The laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. 

Core Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 8GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11

R18 000.00 Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor-heavy tasks.

Medium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 16GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 16GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11 Pro

R25 500.00  Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

Dell G15 5511, 11th Generation Intel Core i5-11400H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia RTX3050ti w/4GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 11 Pro (64 Bit)

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    • Full Time, Contact (Hybrid) Learning
      • Duration: +- 12 Months, classes conducted 2-3 days/week, 3-6 hours/day.
      • Theory modules classes can be attended on campus AND/OR Online
      • Practical activities must be done on campus
    • Full Time, Online Learning
      • Duration: +- 12 Months, classes conducted 2-3 days/week, 3-6 hours/day.
      • Theory modules classes can be attended online only.
      • Practical activities must be done on campus in block format, 1-2 weeks per semester AND/OR Saturdays
    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning

      • Duration: +-12 Months
      • Theory classes are presented online only, after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (or on selected Saturdays where needed)
      • Practical activities must be done on campus in block format, 2 weeks per semester AND/OR Saturdays

    * Block bookings will consist of a list of available dates and slots which need to be pre-booked and subject to availability. Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Group Fitness Instructor
    • Personal Trainer
    • Exercise Experience Manager
    • Gym Manager
    • Private Fitness Instructor
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

     

    • Free WIFI (3GB/Month, On-Campus only)
    • Stationery kit
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide
    • Access to myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets
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What you get

Occupational Certificate: Fitness Instructor NQF4: The student will receive an occupational certificate from the QCTO
when he/she passes the relevant FISA (Final Integrated Summative Assessment)

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.

* As per Communique 2 of 2022 from the Council of Higher Education, all programs accredited for contact mode only may be offered in all delivery modes for the 2023 academic year. 

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#AnywhereAnytime

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Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online
Learning

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online
Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Fitness Instructor. 

  • Workplace Fundamentals 
  • Information Technology for Fitness Instructors 
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Fitness Programme Design
  • Instruction Delivery 
  • Fitness Facilities and Equipments 
  • Conduct Variety of Health Assessments and Tests for Individuals and Groups Programme Fitness 
  • Design and Plan Fitness Programmes Based on Client Needs and Goals
  • Monitor and Modify Plans to Client Needs
  • Lead and Instruct Exercises Programmes for Individuals
  • Lead and Instruct Exercises Programmes for Groups  
  • Conduct Individual Fitness Assessment Procedures 
  • Conduct Individual Fitness Testing procedures 
  • Procedures for Planning Exercise Programme 
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Online
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Part Time, Online

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