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.
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.
Candidates will cover:
You will be assessed via multiple choice exams, workbooks, practical observations, case studies and assignments.
There are no other mandatory costs involved. However, candidates may wish to purchase additional e-learning materials.
This ACTIVEiQ course is CIMSPA endorsed.
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:
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.
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’.