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Job Roles In Our Industry

Below is a list, with descriptions of job roles related to REPs categories (this information has been provided by SkillsActive).

 

Level 2 Gym Instructor

A fitness instructor's role includes planning, instructing and evaluating gym based inductions and ongoing client/member programmes. They should also assist more qualified instructors in the delivery of personal training programmes. A fitness instructor should also actively encourage potential client/members to join and adhere to regular exercise programmes, employing appropriate motivational strategies to achieve this.

For a full role description download the Level 2 Gym Instructor occupational descriptor

 

Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor

A Group Exercise to Music Instructor's role includes planning, instructing and evaluating Exercise to Music sessions via a range of activities including (but not limited to) Aerobics (Exercise to Music), Body Conditioning and Circuit Training. An Exercise To Music Instructor should also actively encourage class members to adhere to regular group fitness sessions, employing appropriate motivational strategies to achieve this. 

For a full role description download the Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor occupational descriptor.

 

Level 2 Aqua Fitness Instructor

An Aqua Fitness Instructor's role includes planning, instructing and evaluating Aqua fitness sessions via a range of activities including (but not limited to) shallow water sessions, deep water sessions, aqua circuits and sports specific aqua sessions. An aqua fitness instructor should also actively encourage potential class members to join and adhere to regular aqua fitness sessions, employing appropriate motivational strategies to achieve this.

For a full role description download the Level 2 Aqua Fitness Instructor occupational descriptor.

 

Level 2 Physical Activity for Children Instructor

A Physical Activity Instructor for Children is responsilbe for planning, instructing and evaluating group activities for children aged between 5 and 16 years old, via a range of activities including (but not limited to) creative play, games providing basic skills for various sports, general exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle. A physical instructor for children is responsible for encouraging children of all ages to adhere to activities that promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle, employing motivational strategies to do this.

For a full role description download the Level 2 Physical Activity for Children Instructor occupational descriptor.

 

Level 3 Personal Trainer

A Personal Trainer's role includes designing and implementing exercise programmes for a range of individual clients by collecting and analysing client information to ensure the effectiveness of personal exercise programmes. A personal trainer should also actively encourage potential clients/members to join and adhere to regular exercise programmes, employing appropriate motivational strategies to achieve this. 

For a full role description download the Level 3 Personal Trainer occupational descriptor.

You can also read and download our guidelines for those who wish to offer personal training online.

 

Level 3 Exercise Referral

An Exercise Referral Instructor's role includes assessing pre-exercise readiness and designing, delivering, monitoring, adapting and tailoring exercise programmes for individual referred patients with one or more specific, controlled medical conditions. They collect and interpret relevant patient information aiming to ensure the safety and effectiveness of exercise programmes and actively encourage patients to adopt regular physical activity and an active lifestyle, by employing appropriate motivational activities.

REPs provides a menu of categories based on national standards that provide instructors with the knowledge and skills to supervise clients with and without medical conditions, however in the case of locally agreed physical activity pathways/protocols, professionals make decisions and take clinical responsibility as to the appropriate referral pathway for patients and providing they are making informed decisions based on the qualifications held by instructors, this is done so at their discretion.  REPs advises that the legal implications of locally adopted models be investigated.

For a full role description download the Level 3 Exercise Referral occupational descriptor.

 

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To get the qualfications you need for these roles, check out the REPs Qualification and Training Portal to find approved training providers and courses in your area.

 

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