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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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Rosie Sharp

Rosie Sharp

College powers weight trainer Rosie’s gym career forward

Fitness apprentice Rosie Sharp said Derby College is "100 percent" behind turning her passion for gym training into a new career.
 
Rosie, 20, decided against going on to further studies after taking philosophy, psychology and law at A-level. Instead she worked in sales at a sports magazine but eventually found the job was not really for her.
 
But Rosie has been keen on weight training from the age of 17, and when she found an apprentice job advertised online at B Physical in Ashbourne, she decided to go for it.
 
Despite having no directly relevant qualifications she managed to demonstrate her commitment to the gym environment and landed the role.
 
Rosie said she wasn't sporty at all at school and her mum just said "really...?", when she told her she was going to work in her a gym.
 
She said the college and B Physical worked closely together. She was visited once a week as part of her course.
 
Rosie has now passed Level 2 Personal Training and is considering going on to Level 3. In addition, she said she had also taken a sports massage distance learning course and may take her career in that direction.

Derby College has been 100 per cent important for my career because without the qualification I couldn't do what I'm doing – I had no fitness qualifications before I came here.


The college and gym work well together, and it was all relevant to what I needed to learn. It's been really good.


 

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