Award-Winning training provider Health and Fitness Education (HFE) is set to support West Thames College student, Ryley Wallace-Orgil, to complete his Level 2 gym instructor qualification.

Ryley Wallace-Orgil, who is currently studying a BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development at West Thames will complete his gym instructor qualification alongside his existing BTEC studies.

Many of the subjects Ryley will learn to become a qualified gym instructor already feature in his BTEC programme, including anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health, and wellbeing. Thanks to the tuition he’s received at West Thames, we’re certain that he will be able to hit the ground running and fast-track his achievement with HFE.

Throughout his course, Ryley will learn how to design safe, effective, and enjoyable gym-based training programmes for young people, healthy adults, and older adults, many of whom may also have common health conditions, like obesity or arthritis for example. He will also learn more specialist subjects, like how to tailor exercise programmes to meet the needs of pre and postnatal women.

Practically, Ryley will study a range of exercise approached and techniques, including how to use and teach cardiovascular machines like the bike and treadmill, resistance machines, free weights, and small and portable equipment like resistance bands, medicine balls and kettlebells to name a few.

Ryley Wallace Orgil

West Thames College Lecturer Gary Peters said: “Ryley has demonstrated a desire to work in the fitness industry in the future, and has shown himself to be a hard-working and capable student. I am pleased that HFE have chosen to support Ryley at the start of his journey into the fitness industry, and sure he will succeed. HFE have supplied all the learning materials required to complete this qualification, including training manuals, mock theory exams, interactive eLearning and a host of theory and practical video training sessions delivered by their in-house Chartered Physiotherapist, Lorna Malcolm. Their support team will also support Ryley remotely throughout his studies and leading in to his final assessments. The qualification is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and is also mapped to CIMSPAs professional standards, making Ryley eligible to apply for work as soon as he qualifies, which is likely to be in around 10-12 weeks.”

Lee Cain, Managing Director of HFE said: “We’re delighted to be able to provide this support and qualification to Ryley and we’re confident that he will continue to grow and develop as he progresses through his qualification. We’re certain he will find the experience invaluable and he’ll also be able to access workplace opportunities as soon as he finishes his course.”

HFE have developed a unique employment service, CV Connect, which will allow Ryley to be able to connect his CV with all the major gym chains in the local area once he has qualified. Through CV Connect, HFE have helped thousands of their personal training and sports massage course graduates secure employment in the active leisure sector.

The Level 2 certificate in Instructing Gym-Based Exercise is the first of two stages to becoming a personal trainer, and so on completion of this qualification, he will be eligible to enrol on a Level 3 personal training course also. From here, the sky is the limit for Ryley.

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