Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) - Level 3
Course Code: TS1FE123
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Are you interested in working in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, specialising in gym-based exercise.
The VTCT Level 3 Personal Training Diploma has been designed to provide candidates with all the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in this field. The course features a balance of theory and practical exercises to equip you with the necessary expertise to allow you to build a sustainable and rewarding career.
The direct learning elements of the course will take place on Wednesday evenings between 6pm and 9pm for September starts and Fridays between 9:45am and 12:45pm for February starts. There is then a requirement that additional tasks, assessments and research are completed independently throughout the programme.
Tuition fees may be waived for those who do not currently hold a Level 3 qualification in any subject. Alternatively, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.
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This programme has been designed for those aged 19 and over who wish to pursue a career in the fitness industry
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn.
The minimum number of classroom hours for this course is 100hrs. One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstrations. Your tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practise the skill. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical sessions.
There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your programme which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. E-learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using our Moodle platform for independent study and learning. Students will be expected to undertake a minimum of 200 hours of independent study. Within the curriculum we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will be support you with new technologies used in the classroom. Your tutors will support you in preparing for your examinations alongside your own responsibility for your learning.
There will also be visits from local gym managers who recruit personal trainers providing advice and support about how to gain employment and opportunities for progression in the field.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.