This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.
You will cover anatomy and physiology, health and safety, planning and delivering gym-based sessions, healthy eating, communication and motivation skills.
Courses are planned to start in:
Bespoke distance learning packages are also available - contact the College for further details.
A basic understanding of anatomy and physiology is desirable. 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.
The course is made up of several units which include:
You will be assessed through:
You will need to have suitable clothing for a gym environment, including indoor training footwear, personal towel and toiletries.
There are no additional costs, although you may choose to pay for membership towards becoming a Registered Exercise Professional (REP).
On completion of the course, you will be qualified for employment or may wish to continue training on the following REPs accredited courses:
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.