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Level: 4

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 18.00

Start: 09/09/2019

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 3000.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 3000.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The field of personal training and the demands on 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 to better client retention as well as attracting new clients.


This day-time study programme offers higher level training qualifications in one package which includes: Level 4 Advanced Personal Training, Level 3 Exercise Referral and work placement.

Entry requirements

  • Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent).
  • Learners must 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 knowledge, skills and competencies pitched at Level 4.

Course Content

The Level 4 Advanced Personal Training course includes:
 
  • 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.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a Portfolio of Evidence and Practical Demonstrations, Assignments and Assessments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional set costs.

Transportation to work placements is not provided.

You will need to have a uniform that is worn every day and when you are on work experience. The minimum expectation for the uniform is that you wear plain black tops such as a T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider a Fitness Professional Stage 2 programme.

Careers

You could advance your career in roles such as Personal Training Instructor.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** 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.
Please Note: All fees for Higher Education courses are per year

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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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.

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Jess Guest

Jess Guest

Apprenticeship leads to leisure centre personal trainer job for Jess

As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest.

Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three.

Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship, Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction.

In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.

Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.

 


Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.


 

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