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Level: 4

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Adult Loan Amount: 811.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training builds on the knowledge gained on a Level 3 Personal Training course by applying new techniques to support, enhance and manage the client's journey while helping them to achieve their goals.

This is a full-time Level 4 study programme which incorporates a number of additional qualifications for continued professional development in this sector.

The field of personal training and the needs of modern day professional personal trainers are rapidly evolving in line with the broad-ranging needs and goals of the clients they serve. As a result, the industry has never been more competitive. Highly successful personal trainers are results driven and confidently differentiate the services they offer to provide an ethical service and sustain a highly successful business. Driving this success is a more scientific and evidence-based approach to programming, training, monitoring and managing clients which translates into better client retention and attracting new clients.

All applicants should have completed a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training which must be evidenced prior to starting this programme.

Entry requirements

Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent qualification) which should be evidenced prior to starting the course.

They must also be able to apply factual and theoretical knowledge and be able to use a range of cognitive and practical skills to generate specific solutions for personal training clients. This will require learners to work in predictable and unpredictable situations using their knowledge, skills and competencies pitched at Level 4 on the RQF.

All candidates will need to have achieved English and Maths grade 4 or higher.

Course Content

This qualification provides learners with the enhanced knowledge and skills to fully understand their clients, utilise an evidence-based approach to programming and develop a successful and sustainable personal training business. It covers:

  • Research, evaluation and use of credible research and information to inform personal training / coaching practice
  • Integration and application of technologies, digital and social media into personal training practice to support, enhance and manage the client journey
  • The application of behaviour change and communication techniques to support, enhance and manage the client journey
  • Assessment, performance analysis and evaluation to support, enhance and manage the client journey
  • Design and application of long-term periodisation, planning, coaching and evaluation to optimise client success

The study programme will also include: tutorial, enrichment, work placement totalling 72 hours, conditioning for exercise, nutrition for performance, studio cycling, outdoor fitness and pre and post-natal fitness.

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via:

  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Observations
  • Viva

Your attendance will be monitored throughout the course, with expectations that it is maintained above 95% at all times.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs. However, should you wish to, you may apply for a European work experience placement which in previous years has cost in the region of £250.

Students are expected to wear black tops (T-shirts, jumpers, hoodies etc) when in class and when representing the sports department during practical sessions. Students are free to wear what they choose on their lower half, providing it is suitable for the activity being undertaken.

There are DCG-branded options to purchase should students wish to do so. However, this is not mandatory: we merely expect compliance with our colour code.

All students will benefit from having a tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.

For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.

Residential accommodation is based at Broomfield Hall Campus. It is single occupancy with a daily meal allowance included in the fees. For further information about our 'outstanding' Ofsted-rated accommodation provision, please contact maria.banks@derby-college.ac.uk

This course is CIMSPA endorsed.

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What can I do after this course?

Students who complete this qualification will be able to enhance their employment credibility within the fitness industry.

They can also consider progression to the:

  • Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

 

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement. The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.
 
On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship. Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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