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Gym Instructing and Personal Training Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma at Darlington College

Course description

This Gym instructing and personal training course is designed to train you to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing your skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training. This qualification includes the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF). This qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) at Level 3.

Whilst on this course you will be given the opportunity to complete a number of Level 2 Awards which could include; Kettlebells, Circuits, Studio Cycling (Spinning).

You will also develop knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and the principles of exercise, health and nutrition. The components of an active and healthy lifestyle and the factors affecting participation in physical activity will also be explored. You will also enhance their understanding of safeguarding and child protection, employment rights and responsibilities and the sport and active leisure industry as a whole.

The  study programme will consist of 5 key elements which you will need to complete:

·         Main Qualification – Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

·         Individual & Group tutorial sessions

·         Industry related work placement

·         Development of English and Mathematics.

·         Development of enterprise and employability skills

Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy the college reserves the right to make changes to study programmes where appropriate.  The college reserves the right to run this programme if insufficient students enrol.
*You will be required to participate in trips and visits which may incur costs. You be notified of any trips and visits in a timely manner

Course content

Provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees.

To achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally specific qualification.

To give the you the opportunity to access employment within the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor or a personal trainer.

Give you the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Teaching will be predominately practical and will reflect a work based environment where relevant. The curriculum will be combined with ICT and theoretical session aimed to deliver the information and practical to underpin and assess knowledge.

Entry requirements

For the level 2 you will need:

4 GCSEs grades D-E. GCSE maths and English at grade C is desirable but not essential, or an appropriate level 1 qualification and a satisfactory school report. We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

For the level 3 you will need:

5 GCSEs grades A*-C including GCSE maths or English at grade C or an appropriate level 2 qualification (at a merit grade) and a satisfactory school report. We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

Assessment

You will have to complete a portfolio throughout the course which will be assessed at the end of the course. You will also be summatively assessed with exams included throughout and at the end of the course.

Future opportunities

The course is primarily focused to progress students into the industry. If the student does want to progress onto higher education, they can apply for Foundation Degree within a related discipline.

Careers can include:

  • Fitness instructor or leisure attendant.
  • Sports coach
  • Fitness instructor

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darlington College directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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