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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is designed for people wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors. It is the first year of a two-year programme towards qualifying as a Level 3 Personal Trainer.

This qualification must be achieved before moving on to study a Level 3 Personal Training qualification.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements for this course are set at five GCSEs at grade 3 or better. There is the opportunity to resit either English OR Maths should your GCSE profile support this.

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential. Therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is a requirement for communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

You should expect to be asked to lead sessions under supervision - individually and as part of a group - to external clients or other College students.

Course Content

Course content will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment

  • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle

  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions

  • Professionalism for fitness instructing

  • Personal and professional development

  • Delivering exceptional customer service

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via:

• Coursework/Project
• Multiple Choice Examination
• Portfolio of Evidence
• Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment

English or Maths GCSE resits will be assessed through examinations.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional course costs, though candidates may wish to consider CIMSPA membership at their own cost.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification provides progression to the:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement Training
  • Level 2 Award in Nutrition

 

 

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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 Tok 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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