What opportunities will this course give me?

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise)
-REPs CPD points: 20
-Level of entry onto REPS: Level 3
-CIMSPA Endorsement points: 10

What career opportunities can this programme lead to?

-This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to become a Personal Trainer, but who do not already hold the pre-requisite of Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise). In addition to the planning and instructing of both Gym Based and Personal Training programmes, learners will cover; Anatomy and physiology (at levels 2 and 3); Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment; Principles of exercise, fitness and health; How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity and the Application of the principles of nutrition within a physical activity programme.
-On completion of this course students may progress directly into their chosen area of the fitness industry. Students from this course have progressed directly into the industry and are now to be found employed in related health and fitness roles, within both the public and private sectors.
-Salary Earnings can range from £16000 per year working in a Leisure Centre Gym to in the excess of £80,000 per year working privately or setting up own businesses.

What will I be learning?

What does this programme involve?
-This course is ideally suited for those with a genuine interest in fitness, but who also have the ability and determination to succeed on this academic course. We ideally ask that applicants are actively involved in/have a membership to a health and fitness club as this will enhance their research. There is an expectation for all fitness students to take part in college enrichment activities, before lessons and on Wednesday afternoons, throughout the year.
-This course provides students with an opportunity to gain an insight into the wide and diverse nature of this growing sector. The course retains a strong academic base, whilst including practical units and modules. You will need to be confident, self- motivated and a good communicator as this will stand you in good stead for your research work as well as your work placement.
-You will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will also learn about the employment area you have chosen, and you develop the skills you need to start a career.
-Students will develop both knowledge and understanding of the fitness industry as well as develop important practical and organisational skills to support their progression.
-The course is made up of a variety of practical and theoretical units from the wide nature of this growing sector.

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 gym based exercise and 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

-Students who have progressed to this course and have not gaind A*-C / 9-4 grades in GCSE English or Maths will be given the opportunity to upgrade.
-All students are expected to organise with our help a relevant work placement each year, in addition to this they are expected to help voluntarily at college enrichment.
-All students without a A*-C / 9-4 grade in English or Maths will be required as a condition of the programme to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.

Why is this course for me?

How will I learn and be assessed?
-multiple choice examination
-portfolio of evidence
-practical examination

-Each of the units will have between 3 to 5 assignments. These assignments may be reports, presentations, practical assessments or research projects.
-Attendance in the College is an average of 16 hours per week of contact time, in addition to this it is expected for students to complete a further 8-12 hours of independent study both in college and at home.

What do I need to sign up?

You should have English and Maths at Grade A*-C / 9-4 and a minimum of 2 other GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications such as BTEC Diplomas at Merit/Distinction levels will be considered. A proven record of good attendance and attainment reports from your previous school or college and successful college interview are also required.

You must have a genuine interest in fitness, be prepared to work both independently and in team situations and have the self- discipline to study in your own time both on research projects and course work.

Is there anything else I need to know?

What else do I need to know?
-Students must be prepared to apply academic as well as practical sports skills. Students are encouraged to take a full and active part in college life.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
GPT3 Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,715.00 Apply now

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