Certificate in Exercise and Fitness

Gym Instructor/Group Fitness Professional

 The CEHF qualification provides you with the skills and competencies to provide motivating, safe and effective group fitness teaching across many class types including:

  • Circuit training and HITT training
  • Body Conditioning
  • Step Training
  • Strength Training
  • Group Exercise to Music
  • Group Fitness Assessment

Supervise and instruct on the gym floor and exercise studio.

Graduates will also have the skills and knowledge to deliver one to one training by conducting appropriate fitness assessments and designing safe and effective exercise programmes  to the general public (adults 18yrs+) based on their individual needs, whether it be strength training, weight loss, training for an endurance event or general fitness.  You can also work as a physical trainer with local groups, club sports teams and corporate fitness and wellness programmes. All graduates are awarded with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder (FAR) award.

Course Tutors

All Tutors hold qualifications in the area of Exercise & Health Fitness or related area. Many of these tutors are teaching and/or conducting research in the areas of Education, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science and Recreation Management.

CEHF Learning Support Website

As part of the course, students receive access to the CEHF Learning Support Website.  The aim of this interactive website is to support and enhance your learning experience by providing extra tutorials, videos, animations and electronic and printable crosswords and quizzes on all aspects on the CEHF syllabi.

Modes of Delivery

The CEHF can be undertaken (depending on the location) as a part-time day or evening course - see the Locations Tab.


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