The aim of this qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.
The qualification has been developed for:
- Individuals (aged 19+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors and personal trainers
- Individuals considering a career in a gym-based environment such as a health club or leisure centre
- Individuals already working in the active leisure sector wishing to enhance their career progression opportunities
- Plymouth and Southend Centres
- Accredited Qualification
Course Length: 16 hours a week which is delivered over a combination of evenings and weekends for 10 weeks. Courses run in line with the school academic year and we therefore have breaks for half-terms, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holidays.
Type: Blended learning – Gym based and e-learning; 2 days a week and home study (recommended 10 hours a week)
This qualification is open to all and no previous experience or qualifications are required, therefore there are no specific pre-requisite qualifications but some experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved, so learners should have basic skills in these areas.