This one-year certificate course is aimed at students wishing to become a personal trainer in the active leisure industry.
We advise that all students should already hold the pre-requisite Level 2 Diploma in Fitness Instruction (Gym-Based Exercise) and should have achieved GCSE English at grade 4 or higher.
This course is suitable for students who have previously studied a Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction or have completed a similar Level 2 Gym Instruction qualification.
Students will also need to have five GCSEs graded at 9-4 (A*-C) and to have competency in English and maths to help with the theoretical aspects of the programme. Preferably students should have both GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or higher but will be able to resit Maths if accepted on the study programme.
You should be able to demonstrate high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that each student works to the deadlines set or they may face changes to, or withdrawal from, their study programme.
Practical sessions are compulsory, so students must also be physically able to take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions. Although current gym membership is not required, you will be expected to use the gym as part of your ongoing professional development. Your work placements may require you to travel to other College sites or to be available in gyms early in the morning or late at night.
Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification covers:
You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. You can expect to be assessed through:
GCSE Maths, if studied, will be assessed through a final exam.
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.
Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.
She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."