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The focus of the qualification is the role and scope of a Personal Trainer.
This programme offers breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of
knowledge in the health and fitness industry. The programme design combines both
face to face and online learning delivery methods creating a flexible and
workable part-time course.
Learners successfully completing this qualification will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3 and CIMPSPA. The qualification will help learners to find employment as a personal trainer in the fitness industry. It aims to promote good practice in personal training by working to a common standard which is nationally recognised.
Learners taking this qualification will study six units:
- Applied anatomy and physiology for activity, heath and fitness
- Client motivation and lifestyle management
- Programming personal training sessions
- Delivering personal training sessions
- Nutrition to support a physical activity programme
- Business acumen for personal trainers
The programme will incorporate a range of internal assessment methods,
including written assignments, portfolio of evidence, presentations, video
evidence, practical assessment and internal examinations.
You will receive online learning materials two weeks before the start of the programme, which must be completed prior to the delivery start date. The online learning materials will provide you with key underpinning knowledge preparing you for course delivery.
What do I need to join?
It is a course requirement that learners will have completed the L2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing before enrolling on this course. You must be aged 19+ to complete this course. There is no upper age limit.
What can I do next?
Once you have completed the L3 in Personal Training, you will be ready to enter the industry with the appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding to confidently help individuals with their health and fitness goals. Entry requirements dependent, you will also able to complete an undergraduate Foundation Degree in Applied Conditioning, Exercise and Fitness.
What are my career options?
The qualification will provide you with an insight into the skills and
knowledge you require for working within the personal training sector. Many of
the units covered will allow for transferrable skills and knowledge to be
enhanced, such as marketing strategies, business development, and client
lifestyle considerations. Once you have successfully completed this
qualification, you will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise
Professionals (REPs) at level 3 and CIMPSPA, which will enhance your prospects
for employment, aiding you to apply your newly founded abilities and
SGS College Sports Department have strong working relationships with a variety of health and fitness professional and industries within the local community. These include leisure centres, health clubs, and the nationally renowned SGS College Sports Academies Strength and Conditioning provision.
Employees entering the sector can expect to earn in the region of Fitness
Instructor – £14,000 - £30,000*
*(Average yearly salary data taken from the NationalCareersService.Gov.uk)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.
For information on how this may impact sport courses please email [email protected]
Please be aware this course does have a fee that is payable on enrolment, if you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
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Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.
Course information last updated: Monday 10th August 2020 @ 8.30am (23 hours ago)