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:
Bespoke dates are also available - contact us for further details.
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.
You will cover:
You will be asssessed through:
There are no additional costs, although candidates may choose to pay for membership towards becoming a Registered Exercise Professional.
You may wish to continue your studies on a Level 3 REPs accredited course such as the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.
As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest.
Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three.
Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship, Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction.
In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.
Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.
Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.