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.
It is a progression route for anyone who has completed a Level 2 Gym Instruction qualification and wishes to enter employment. There are no UCAS points available for University entry.
All applicants will need to have achieved a Level 2 Gym Instruction qualification.
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 GCSE grade 4 or better 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 and MUST have a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym-based Exercise or an equivalent award.
Learners will cover:
We expect students to show enthusiasm towards helping the community and a commitment to improving their academic and vocational skills in order to progress into employment.
You will be assessed through:
If you also join one of our sports academies, you may be required to purchase an academy-specific uniform which is an additional cost set by that academy.
Residential accommodation is available.
This course allows learners entry to REPs at Level 3
On completion of the course, you will be qualified for employment in the fitness industry. You may wish to continue your training on other REPs accredited courses such as the:
Or with suitable GCSEs and/or UCAS points:
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.
Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.
By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.
Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.
I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?
There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.