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Level: 3

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

Weeks: 18

Hours: 3.00

Start: 22/09/2016

Days / Times: Thursday 18:00 to 21:00 OR Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 1417.00*

Concessions: 1417.00***

Interview: N

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.

Courses are planned to run in:

  • September - 20x Thursdays 6-9pm
  • February - 20x Thursday 6-9pm

Bespoke training dates for distance learning packages are also available - please contact us for details.

Entry requirements

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 competency 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.

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?

There are no additional costs, although candidates may choose to pay for membership towards becoming a Registered Exercise Professional.

Allows learners entry to REPs at Level 3 REPs 20 point CPD logo

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 on the:

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

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Johnson Building

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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.

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Katy Morten

Katy Morten

Ahead of the game in a sporting career

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.
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