This introductory course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about instructing gym-based exercise but doesn't want any formal assessment or qualification.
The course will cover anatomy and physiology, health and safety, planning and delivering gym-based sessions, healthy eating, communication and motivation skills.
There are no pre-requisites for this course, but it is desirable that you have some basic knowledge of health and fitness or are familiar with exercise routines in a gym-based setting.
You do not need to be physically active as you may opt out of any practical element throughout the course. It would, however, be beneficial for you to undertake these sessions.
The course will cover the theoretical content of:
There is no formal assessment on this course. However, your understanding will be reviewed through in-class questioning.
You will need to have suitable clothing for a gym environment, including indoor training footwear, personal towel and toiletries. You may wish to become a member of the College gym.
There are no additional costs for this course.
You may wish to study a full Level 2 qualification in Gym Instruction or try other health and fitness related courses which form part of our Learning for Leisure offer.
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.
By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.
Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.
I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?
There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.