Sports Fitness and Personal Training - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Personal trainers and fitness instructors play an important role helping people realise their full potential, improving not just their strength and endurance, but their self-confidence and determination too.
This Sports Fitness and Personal Training course will help you to become a qualified instructor, gaining both the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity and Register of Exercise Professionals accreditations.
You will undertake live projects, experience working with Newcastle United's and Newcastle Eagles' coaching teams and will get to grips with the fundamentals of nutrition, physical performance, well-being and business.
This is a two year course that leads to a Level 3 Extended Diploma In Sports Fitness and Personal Training. You will be placed on a programme depending on your grades.
Level 3 National Diploma in Sports Fitness and Personal Training.
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
GCSE grade 3 in English or maths
GCSE grade 4 in English or maths
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Fitness and Personal Training
6 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
What will I achieve?
This is a two-year programme. You will achieve a qualification after successful completion of each year.
In year one you will receive either a Level 3 Extended Certificate Sports Fitness and Personal Training or Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports Fitness and Personal Training.
In year two you will receive a either a Level 3 National Diploma in Sports Fitness and Personal Training or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Fitness and Personal Training.
What will I learn?
Careers in the sport and active leisure industry
Help, wellbeing and sport
Fitness skills development
Personal trainer skills development
Self-employment in sport and physical activity
Nutrition for physical performance
Business and technology in person trainin
You will also have the chance to undertake optional modules which include functional sports massage, fitness testing, fitness training and more
How is the course taught?
Experience of work
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
You will hear from guest speakers who currently work within the leisure and fitness industry and have the opportunity to apply for work placements with a number of local organisations.
NE Youth also offers you the chance to run your own social action project, delivering fundraising activities or events in the community.
English and Maths
English and maths skills are vital in the sporting industry, whether you are delivering a training programme or analysing V02 max and blood pressure. We embed these into your course to ensure you have every opportunity to enhance your skills.
If you have not yet achieved a grade 4 GCSE in English and/or maths you will be supported to achieve these as part of your programme.
Where can I progress?
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to a related degree and you will be guaranteed a place on a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation at Newcastle College University Centre.
You would also be suitable to apply for a Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager or Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer apprenticeship.
Professionally, after successfully completing year one you will be a qualified fitness instructor. After successfully completing year two you will be a qualified personal trainer/fitness trainer.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
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