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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 18

Hours: 3.00

Start: 09/09/2020

Days / Times: Wednesday 18:00 to 21:00 OR Wednesday 18:00 to 21:00

Concessions: 277.50***

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course is designed for people wishing to pursue careers in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors. The course is made up of two qualifications: the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and the Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.

Courses are delivered over 18 weeks and are due to start at Broomfield Hall campus on:

Wednesday: 09/09/20 - 27/01/21

Wednesday: 3/02/21 - 16/06/21

Course fees are £277.50.

A minimum of eight candidates is required in order for each course to start. 

 

 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However:
 
• 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 an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

 

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 consultations and support positive behaviour change.

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

  • Professionalism for fitness instructing and delivering exceptional customer service.

  • Planning and instructing a kettlebell session.

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through:

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

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs. However, you will be required to have suitable clothing to participate in physical activity sessions.
 
This ACTIVEiQ course is CIMSPA endorsed.
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What can I do after this course?

This qualification provides progression to other courses to study at DCG, such as the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Group Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating
  • Level 2 Award in Smoking Cessation
  • Level 2 Award in Alcohol Awareness
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

 

 

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*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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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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