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.
Apprentice personal trainer Florence Phillips said missing out on the exam results she hoped for was a "blessing" ...because it gave her a chance to go to Derby College and launch her career.
Nineteen-year-old Flo said instead of going to sixth form college, which had been her plan, she opted to go into fitness because she was keen on gym at school.
Having passed sports coaching and development with flying colours as a student at Broomfield Hall, she then landed an apprenticeship at B Physical in Ashbourne.
Flo has now taken a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course and she will complete Level 3 Personal Training this summer.
She enjoys her job and said she made the right decision in coming to Derby College.
I didn't get the GCSEs I needed to go to sixth form, which is a blessing because it meant I went to college.
I find the exams the hardest but the college gives me all the support I need. At college somebody took me to one side and told me this job could be good for me, so I applied and got it.
College has been really important to me. I'd love to be a personal trainer and stay here. I love taking classes. I take about nine a week, which is really good.