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A career as a personal trainer can be both financially lucrative and emotionally rewarding. You have the opportunity to run your own business and develop a career that that you can build around your life. It offers a break from the mundane cycle of working nine to five and ensures that no two days are the same.
Awarding body regulations state that all learners commencing the L3 Certificate in Personal Training must hold a L2 Fitness Instructing qualification prior to commencing the course. If you do not currently hold a L2 in Fitness Instructing, please go to the Be a Fitness Instructor course page on the website to apply for that course first. A good standard of literacy and numeracy is required due to the complex scientific terminology covered on this Level 3 course. A good standard of personal physical fitness is also a requirement, as is a keen interest in working in the fitness industry.
What will it give me?
Our Personal Trainers Certificate will give you an extensive portfolio of skills and the expertise to ensure that your new career gets off to the best possible start. You will be qualified as a Personal Trainer by the end of this course. The skills and knowledge you will gain include knowledge of anatomy and physiology, advanced teaching and programming skills and the principles of healthy eating and weight management.
You will be required to purchase a Student Personal Trainer uniform at the start of the course (concessions may apply for students based on their personal circumstances).
What can I do when I finish?
You could gain employment within a gym within a leisure centre, hotel or on a private basis, you could become a self-employed personal trainer, you could continue to study and specialise within a particular field or training such as supervising the training of clients with disabilities, training GP-referred clients etc.
If you would like to apply, please click on the APPLY section below. Thank you.
What will I do?
This course is taught over 2 evenings per week, for 20 weeks. Topics that learners will study include:
- Planning and instructing of Personal Training programmes
- Anatomy and physiology
- 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
- Application of the principles of nutrition.
Assessment opportunities will involve practical tasks in our fitness suite and sports hall, written tasks and working with your own client (the College can assist you with finding a client if you do not have your own).