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Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

  • Students

    The course has been designed to maximise practical hands on experience all underpinned with theory. The assessment methods include:

    • Coursework/Project
    • Multiple choice examination
    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Practical demonstration/assignment/assessment
    • The Course will be delivered at GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester

    The qualification consists of 10 mandatory units which include:

    • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
    • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
    • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
    • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
    • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
    • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
    • Programming and delivering personal training with clients

    This qualification is open to all, and no previous experience or qualifications are required, but some experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, is highly recommended. This qualification has been developed for:

    • Individuals wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based
    • Fitness instructors and personal trainers
    • Individuals considering a career in a gym-based environment such as a health club or leisure centre
    • Individuals already working in the active leisure sector wishing to enhance their career progression opportunities

    You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by the training organisation, Gloucestershire College. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 to 6, will qualify for these loans from the UK Government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check.

    The fee for your course will be set by Gloucestershire College. They will confirm the cost and the amount that can be covered by a loan before you enrol. Your agreed loan will be paid by Student Finance England and will be paid to your training organisation once they’ve confirmed you are registered on a course.

    If you would like to apply for a place on this course please email: with your contact details and she will put you on the list.

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Course Variant

Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Level 3


Off Site

Start Date

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What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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