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Fitness Instructing and Personal Training NCFE Level 3 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This course is designed for people wanting to become a Personal Trainer in a gym or health club, or on a self employed basis. Candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to enable them to plan and instruct safe and effective progressive programmes of exercise, and provide individual training on a one to one basis. They will also be able to give nutritional advice specific to a client’s goals and needs, having carried out a comprehensive fitness and lifestyle assessment.

Course content

On this programme you will study: Anatomy and Physiology; How to Maintain Health, Safety and Welfare in a Variety of Fitness Environments; How to Programme Safe and Effective Exercise for a Range of Clients; How to Communicate with Clients Effectively; 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; How to Deliver Exercise and Physical Activity.

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a Level 2 Diploma in Fitness Instructing (Gym) as recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Age to be considered 16-18 years


The course involves a mixture of internal and external assessment which includes multiple choice theory paper/e assessment (Anatomy and Physiology and Principals of Exercise), practical examination, professional discussions alongside worksheets to provide evidence of your “real work” activity.

Financial information

You will need practical kit, A4 lever arch file, pens and a USB

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

Moving into the industry or continue into Higher Education

Further information

Full time, September - July Two to three days per week including work placement.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: S0301
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