Sport and Fitness

NPA SPORT & FITNESS LEVEL 5

This course is led by Edinburgh College. College instructor: Jonny Kay.

Currently all work for this course will be posted on Microsoft Teams by Miss Grant on Thursday: Click on the link to access Teams:

Sport and Fitness on Microsoft Teams

The main aims of the award are to:

  • provide you with an introductory insight and knowledge of the sport and fitness industry.
  • allow you the opportunity to develop an educational path to higher level study in sport and fitness.
  • build your confidence and learning skills.
  • develop your employable skills, such as; Teamwork, Communication, IT, Problem Solving, Timekeeping and Leadership.

The mandatory units within the award will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to:

  • describe the roles and functions of a physical activity leader.
  • consider legal and ethical considerations within sport and fitness provision.
  • use communication and leadership styles required to conduct activity sessions.
  • lead physical activity sessions.
  • plan, implement and review activity sessions as part of a team.
  • describe the anatomical and physiological components of the major body systems and the long term effects that exercise has on them.
  • use a computer and electronic software packages effectively.
  • identify the key elements of nutrition and a healthy, balanced diet.
  • understand the effects of substance use on the individual.
  • identify stress and use exercise to relieve stress.

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