What will I learn?
Taught in our state-of-the-art Sports Centre by dedicated industry professionals, you will gain a detailed knowledge of the sports and fitness industry. This course has been developed in line with the CIMSPA standard of Gym instructor and Personal Trainer. This means you will leave us employment ready to take on the fitness industry. The subjects allow you to develop technical skills in working with clients in a gym environment, carrying out gym inductions and leading small-group-based exercise, supported by underpinning knowledge of the body and specific populations.
You will work with talented athletes training on our other sports programmes, devising fitness programmes, advising on injuries, nutrition, and performance enhancement techniques to develop your knowledge of real clients when working in industry situations, and you will also have the opportunity to take part in trips. The course involves a mix of theory and practice relating to sport, fitness, leisure and personal training. You will also benefit from work experience, visits to local fitness centres and guest speakers, as well as the opportunity to run your own sporting events. This qualification also offers UCAS tariff points for those aspiring to go on to a degree course.
- Careers in the Sports and Active Leisure Industry
- Health, Wellbeing and Sport
- Fitness Skills Development
- Personal Trainer Skill Development
- Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity
- Nutrition for Physical Performance
- Fitness Training
- Sports Injuries
- Business and Technology in Personal Training
- Fitness Testing
This course gives you UCAS tariff points for entry to university.
Optional Additional Qualifications
Your will have the choice to study 2 additional exercise qualifications to include;
- Group Cycling, Circuits, Kettlebell and Suspension training.
- First Aid
*Additional fees may apply – contact us for more details
What grades will I need?
Five GCSEs at grade C/4 including Maths and English or Level 2 Diploma at Merit Level plus GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 or above in English and Maths.
What can I study next?
Study at University at FdSc or BA(Hons) BSc Level. Popular degree choices;
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Strength and Conditioning
- Exercise and Fitness Management
- Applied Sports Science
- Nutrition and Exercise Science
- Sport Therapist
Advanced Level 4 specialist fitness qualification in specific population groups
Fitness Academy Pathway
An added extra of studying on the Sport, Fitness and Personal Training level 3 course is that you become part of our Fitness Academy where you will receive a wider range of fitness industry experiences. Our industry expert, Jo Todd, will lead you through a catalogue of fitness training practices to include:
- Cross Fit
- Les Mills Fitness Classes
- Indoor cycling
- Kettle bells
- Boogie bounce and much more
- Gym Instructor
- Personal Trainer
- Sports Physiologist
- Exercise Class Instructor
- Sports Therapy