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: 16/09/21 - 7/07/22
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.
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.
Candidates will cover:
You will be assessed via multiple choice exams, workbooks, practical observations, case studies and assignments.
There are no other mandatory costs involved. However, candidates may wish to purchase additional e-learning materials.
This ACTIVEiQ course is CIMSPA endorsed.
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:
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.
Apprentice personal trainer Florence Phillips said missing out on the exam results she hoped for was a "blessing" ...because it gave her a chance to go to Derby College and launch her career.
Nineteen-year-old Flo said instead of going to sixth form college, which had been her plan, she opted to go into fitness because she was keen on gym at school.
Having passed sports coaching and development with flying colours as a student at Broomfield Hall, she then landed an apprenticeship at B Physical in Ashbourne.
Flo has now taken a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course and she will complete Level 3 Personal Training this summer. She enjoys her job and said she made the right decision in coming to Derby College.
I didn't get the GCSEs I needed to go to sixth form, which is a blessing because it meant I went to college.
I find the exams the hardest but the college gives me all the support I need. At college somebody took me to one side and told me this job could be good for me, so I applied and got it.
College has been really important to me. I'd love to be a personal trainer and stay here. I love taking classes. I take about nine a week, which is really good.