Gym Instructing and Personal Training - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
Other start dates:
6th September 2021 (Full-time or part-time)
8th November 2021
14th February 2022
More about the course
Do you have a passion for fitness? Do you dream of managing or owning your own gym one day? This course in Gym Instructing and Personal Training could be perfect for you and lead to a rewarding and flexible career as a Personal Trainer.
You will train in an industry leading gym, learning how to lead one-to-one and group training. You will develop an understanding of healthy living, wellbeing and nutrition, as well as a core understanding of business and marketing to kickstart your career.
This course is accredited by Active IQ and is recognised around the world, enabling you to work as a qualified gym instructor or personal trainer. You could even have the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications in areas such as nutrition, circuit training, suspension training and kettlebell training.
You can choose from a range of start dates and whether you would like to study full-time or part-time, allowing you to train around your existing work and life commitments.
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
a minimum of 2 years industry experience within a related field
All applicants will undertake an interview to assess suitability for the programme.
What will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course you will achieve an ACTIVEIQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training
What will I learn?
Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
Health and safety in the fitness environment
Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
Planning and instructing gym based exercise
Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise health and fitness
The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
Understanding lifestyle health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
Delivering client consultations and health and fitness assessments
Personal Training for individuals and groups in a range of environments
Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers
How is the course taught?
Practical sessions within a working gym
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
Training in a real working gym, learners on this course will get the opportunity to deliver group classes.
If you choose to study this course full-time, you will receive a free six-week gym membership (not to be used on weekends). Part-time students will receive free gym access on the days they are studying.
English and Maths
English and maths skills are both vital in the fitness industry, whether you are delivering a training programme, analysing nutritional data or calculating blood pressure. We embed these skills and knowledge 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 can apply separately to study these subjects within our Adult Skills department.
Where can I progress?
On completion of this course, students can progress to a BSc Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation (BASRaT endorsed) at Newcastle College University Centre .
Upon course completion students can attend interviews at the industry leading gyms we work with such as: JD Gyms, Pure Gym, The Gym Group, David Lloyds, Tru Gym and many more.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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