« Go Back

Certificate in Personal Training - Level 3Apply Now »

Course Image
Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

24+ Loan Amount: 3000.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

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.

 

Course Content

Learners will cover:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • health, safety and welfare
  • principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • communicating with clients effectively and motivating clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • designing, managing and adapting a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
  • delivering exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages.
You have to fulfil a minimum of 72 hours on work placement. Many of these hours will be offered to you through our existing partnerships with employers.

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.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through:

  • eAssessment
  • multiple choice examination
  • portfolio of evidence
  • practical examination

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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 a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc. DC Uniforms can be purchased for £50.
 
All learners must have a tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
 
A one-off payment of £50 is required as a contribution towards the end-of-year celebration event, DBS requirements, transport, trips and guest speakers. This money is to be received before November and in return you will have free gym membership for the academic year.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
 
Overseas work placements are available.

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.

Accreditation 

This course allows learners entry to REPs at Level 3

REPs 20 point CPD logoAllows learners entry to REPs at Level 3

What can I do after this course?

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:

  • Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Certificate in Weight Management

Or with suitable GCSEs and/or UCAS points:

  • Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
  • Sports Massage Therapy course
  • Sports Science and Advanced Research course

 

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

broomfiled hall campus

About Broomfield Hall »

centre for sport

centre for sport logo

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.

Find out More »

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.


 

Go to top