Fitness / Personal Trainer - Level 3

Course Code: TS1FE144

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Start DateLocationDuration
06/09/2022Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

This is a unique course aimed at equipping you with the knowledge, skills and expertise in order to start a career within the fitness industry. This programme combines the Level 3 National Diploma in Sport with industry recognised (CIMSPA) qualifications; the Level 2 in Gym Instructing and the Level 3 in Personal Training, as well as a purposeful extended industry placements with our partners in the fitness industry. 
The main aim of our course is to develop your understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques involved in fitness and personal training. You will learn the importance of health assessment, effective fitness training and programming as well as the expert delivery of a range of fitness classes. 

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above or Level 2 relevant qualification.  
Require English OR Maths at grade 4 or above  

  • a successful interview with a tutor
  • he ability to study independently 
  • a genuine interest in the subject
  • good communication skills  
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Diploma in Sport

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself.
The course combines group work, practical sessions and dedicated self-study periods. This needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Canvas our virtual learning environment and Microsoft Teams.
E-learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for examinations.
The main programme totals 540 learning hours a year, which equates to around 16 timetabled hours a week. On top of this you will spend up to 2.5 hours a week developing your maths and English depending on the level you're at. A further 1.5 hours a week is needed for progress meetings to ensure you're on track to achieve your learning goals.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further 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.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
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