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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

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

 

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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