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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 3.00

Start: 10/09/2020

Days / Times: Thursday 18:00 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 811.00*

Adult Loan Amount: 811.00****

Interview: N

Course Summary

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming specific to the individual needs of a client.

Candidates must evidence their achievement of a Level 2 Gym Instruction qualification prior to starting this course.

The course is due to be delivered at Broomfield Hall over 36 weeks starting:

Thursday: 10/09/20 - 1/07/21

The course costs £811 which can be covered through an Adult Learner Loan.

A minimum of eight candidates need to be enrolled for this course to start.

 

Entry requirements

An understanding of anatomy and physiology is essential.  So too is an understanding of health and safety practices within a gym-based environment.

You should have competency in English and maths to help with the theoretical aspects of the programme.

Although current gym membership is not required, you will be expected to use the gym as part of your ongoing professional development. You should be physically active and should expect to undertake physical activities as part of the course.

You MUST have completed a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction or an equivalent award which can be evidenced prior to starting this course.

 

Course Content

Candidates will cover:

• Further knowledge of anatomy and physiology applicable to personal training.
• Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness.
• Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing.
• Effective communication skills for client consultations to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and strategies for change.
• Skills to plan and conduct physical activity sessions with different types of clients in a variety of environments with a range of resources. 
• Legal and professional requirements for personal training.
• How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis.
• How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.
 

 

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via multiple choice exams, workbooks, practical observations, case studies and assignments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no other mandatory costs involved. However, candidates may wish to purchase additional e-learning materials.

This ACTIVEiQ course is CIMSPA endorsed.

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What can I do after this course?

This course is designed for candidates to work as personal trainers in the fitness industry. You could also further your training with other courses at DCG such as the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Group Training
  • Level 2 Award in Smoking Cessation
  • Level 2 Award in Alcohol Awareness
  • Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Karam Singh

Karam Singh

Former Broomfield student and breaking champion in training for 2024 Olympics

With breaking officially confirmed as an Olympic sport, exciting times lie ahead for breaking world champion and former Derby College student Karam Singh.
 
Karam, who took level 3 and a foundation degree in sports coaching at Broomfield, hopes to reach the 2024 Olympics in Paris and bring home a medal.
 
Now 22, he has been breaking – a competitive form of breakdancing – since he was seven and is currently ranked fourth in the  world and number one in the UK.
As well as continuing to practise hard, Karam has also been busy studying – recently graduating from Derby University with a 2:1 in Sports Coaching and Development. Keen on many sports, he always wanted to train as a sports teacher or coach as a back-up to his breaking career.
 
He said: “A 2:1 is alright but it’s a shame that I was only few marks off getting a First. It’s been hard studying during lockdown and I didn’t know what to expect at university. We’re a small, close group on the foundation course though and we’ve helped each other get through our degree.”
 
Karam, who has travelled all over the world and met sporting heroes Usain Bolt and Marcus Rashford through his breaking, believes Broomfield helped take him to the next level.
 
He added: “I always say Derby College was such a big thing for me. I gained a lot more from going there than I would have done going anywhere else. Broomfield is where I learnt about my body and that’s where the big transformation came. I learnt how to calorie count, manage fitness levels and how to train elite athletes. I’ve managed to apply it to myself and it’s helped me a lot.
 
Derby College helped me to go from amateur to ‘professional’.”
When he’s not doing a daily workout or practising his dancing – which he does four to five times a week – Karam makes paid-for Tik Tik videos featuring fun dances and breaking tutorials.
 
He added: “Being accepted as an Olympic sport will give breaking wider recognition and, for the Olympics, it should attract young people who don’t usually follow traditional sports.”

I always say Derby College was such a big thing for me. I gained a lot more from going there than I would have done going anywhere else. Broomfield is where I learnt about my body and that’s where the big transformation came. I learnt how to calorie count, manage fitness levels and how to train elite athletes. I’ve managed to apply it to myself and it’s helped me a lot.


Derby College helped me to go from amateur to ‘professional’.

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