This course focuses on the role of a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer working within the health and fitness industry. During the course you will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to work in this field.

Throughout the course you will complete 12 mandatory units. Three of these units are essential knowledge units covering topics such as:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sports nutrition
  • Exercise psychology and adherence.

The remaining nine units develop skills and practical elements required with working as a gym instructor or personal trainer.

These include topics based around:

  • Client wellbeing
  • Conducting consultations
  • Planning exercise programmes
  • Delivering exercise or personal training sessions.

To support with progression onto employment the final unit focuses on business acumen which covers topics such as marketing, legislation and financial planning for a successful business.
During the course you will produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of the learning outcomes. You will also be assessed in practical situations and will therefore be expected to gain a placement to support you with gathering some of the evidence required.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.