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This programme is a practical-based qualification and offers a direct pathway into the exercise and fitness industry. You are expected to demonstrate competency in planning, reviewing and adapting programmes and to evaluate the differences in dealing with the pre or postnatal, disabled, referred and elderly customers.

  • What will I learn?

    You will gain a broad base of knowledge, enabling you to plan and deliver personal training sessions and programmes to all ages and with consideration to disability and diversity. You will also be able to qualify for a 1st 4 Sport level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport.

  • Example modules

    • Principles of Exercise
    • Principles of Nutrition and Weight Management
    • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
    • How to Motivate and Support Clients
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will carry out a range of practical assignments, which will be assessed within a commercial working environment. You will also collate theoretical evidence in the form of assignments, projects and multiple choice online tests.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 2 gym-based qualification. A high level of commitment to learning and aspirations to progress into the industry must be displayed.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    The direct progression from this programme would be the Certificate in Sports Massage, Circuit training or working as a personal trainer. Positions that would be open to you will include Advanced Fitness Instructor, Gym/Studio Coordinator.

  • Additional Information

    There may be additional costs for kit, materials, trips and other course related items.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date January
Duration 16 Weeks
Course Code PPTRAL3CT-1
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