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Diploma in Personal Training and Instruction - Level 3

Academy of Sport

Overview

This course will teach you how to offer one to one training and nutritional advice and design programmes tailored to the individual needs of the client.

As part of the programme of study you will undertake  range of units including:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sports conditioning
  • The principles of exercise and fitness, programming and nutrition
  • Instructing and adapting personal training sessions
  • Effective working relationships with clients
  • Health, safety and welfare in the fitness environment
  • Planning and delivering a group exercise session in an outdoor environment
  • Business planning

As part of the course you will be expected to complete a minimum of 75 hours work placement for 'on the job' training and assessment.

English and maths are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study these at the appropriate level, which will be determined by your previous achievements in these subjects. These qualifications are designed to enhance your employment opportunities and support you to progress.

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Entry requirements

Achievement of the Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) at Level 2 is a mandatory requirement.

Following your application you will normally be offered a place on a course subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

You will be required to purchase and wear the Academy of Sport kit when in college.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1319A1082FREEFREE* to £1565.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

One year.

Location

How will I be assessed?

Multiple choice theory papers

Portfolio of evidence

Practical examination

Case studies and assignments

What does the course lead to?

Employment within a gym, health club or leisure centre or self-employment as a personal trainer. Access to HE courses.

What will I study?

As part of the programme of study you will undertake a range of units including:

Anatomy and physiology
Sports conditioning
The principles of exercise and fitness, programming and nutrition
Instructing and adapting personal training sessions
Effective working relationships with clients
Health, safety and welfare in the fitness environment
Planning and delivering a group exercise session in an outdoor environment
Business planning

You are also required to complete volunteering opportunities and work experience.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

  • University-level study
  • At WNC you can study a Foundation Degree in Exercise Science and then the BA (Hons) Sport Studies Top Up.
  • Related employment

How do I apply?

Apply online

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