So… you have been working in the fitness industry for many years now and you want to start teaching the amazing knowledge and experience you have gained over the years. Understanding what qualifications are required to teach fitness can be quite overwhelming! To teach accredited courses you must start by achieving the Award in Education and Training Level 3. The AIE was previously called PTLLS and was changed to help students choose their own units to suit individual job roles. To achieve the AIE you do not have to be teaching and can deliver a 15 minute micro teach to provide an understanding of planning and delivering a lesson. However, if you are teaching at present you can base your work on a lesson you currently deliver.
Since September 2007 in England, anyone with a teaching role in the Further Education sector is required to complete a level 3 teaching qualification within their first year of teaching. Once you have achieved the Award in Education and Training you can then progress onto the Certificate or Diploma level 5 years and can then apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills)
So what awarding body should I look at for my qualification?
If you want to progress into a career of assessing you must achieve the certificate in assessing vocational achievement. DB Training Ltd are supported by VTCT and are very proud to say we are awarded direct claims status. This means you will receive your certificate within two weeks of achieving your course!! DB Training understands how demanding the health and safety industry is (and the hours of work too) so distance learning is used to support all qualifications and we give all students the option for corporate visits too. We visit many health and safety companies across the country to help the staff achieve teaching and assessing qualifications.
Thanks for reading my blog and check out our website https://www.db-trainthetrainer.com/ for more information. We look forward to hearing from you and how you will be starting your teaching career.