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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: N

Course Summary

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme.

Courses are planned to start in:

  • October - Half term
  • February - Half Term
  • July - Mon-Fri day time
  • November - 10x Tuesdays 6-9pm

Bespoke dates are also available - contact us for further details.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that you should hold the CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, or an equivalent award, or have a knowledge of nutrition for exercise at Level 2.

You will need sufficient English and maths skills to support the theoretical aspects of the course.

Course Content

You will cover:

  • applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • collecting, analysing and utilising nutritional information
  • the principles of nutritional goal setting with clients
  • providing nutritional advice in line with nationally recommended best practice

How will I be assessed?

You will be asssessed through:

  • a multiple choice theory paper/eAssessment
  • coursework


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.

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What can I do after this course?

You may wish to continue your studies on a Level 3 REPs accredited course such as the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.




This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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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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