What opportunities will this course give me?
Candidates who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in advanced fitness instructing can progress onto the NVQ Level 3 in Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise for People with Disabilities
Candidates may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, such as Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practise sports massage, alongside personal training in the health club environment or own business
Alternatively, candidates may broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing onto qualifications mapping to additional branches of the Level 3 Standards, such as Exercise Referral and Gym Manager
The qualification will provide knowledge and practical skills to enhance provision alongside other academic courses, such as: National Diploma in Sports Studies, A level PE and HND in Sport and Leisure
What will I be learning?
The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client.
Learners will cover:
Anatomy and physiology including:
- the heart and circulatory system
- the musculoskeletal system
- postural and core stability
- the nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health
How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
How to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
How to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages
Why is this course for me?
Classes will comprise both theory and practical, with assessment of both your practical, planning skills and the development of underpinning knowledge. Assessment will include internally assessed workbooks, externally marked theory assessment, client case study / profile and observation of practical activity
What do I need to sign up?
A Level 2 qualification in Fitness / Gym. Knowledge of practical approaches to exercise and fitness is desirable but not essential.
All learners must be willing to take part in physical activity and display confidence when leading an exercise session.
A pre-entry requirement for the course is the completion of an initial and diagnostic assessment in English.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Those with a recognised Level 2 fitness qualification, who are involved in, or employed in, the industry.
- Gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers
Pens, paper, suitable clothing for practical sessions and a drink.
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