Level 2 & 3 Gym Instructing & Personal Training

Course Assessment Method

You will be internally assessed via:

> Coursework

> Multiple choice examination

> Portfolio of evidence

> Practical demonstration / assignment

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D-E including English and maths or a level 1 qualification in the relevant area.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college for all courses and Apprenticeships and we will request a school or college report.

A good level of ICT knowledge is required. Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and therefore learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.

Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What's Involved

This course will equip you with skills and techniques to ensure you are competently prepared for employment in the ever growing industry of health and fitness. It will enable you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club and also start you on your way with Strength and Conditioning.

Within the course you will study and qualify in:

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Fitness

This Includes:

> L2 Fitness Instruction (Gym)

> L2 Instructing Kettlebells

> L2 Instructing Circuits

> L2 Instructing Studio Cycling

> L3 Personal Training

> L3 Sports Massage

> L3 Business for Exercise Professionals

> Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance

What's Next

You can progress straight into employment within the fitness industry as a gym/fitness instructor or progress to the Level 3 Personal Training and Conditioning course and then onto our L4 Personal Training qualifications. There are a number of other qualifications to compliment the Level 2 course.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Extended Diploma in Personal Training
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: ACTIVE IQ
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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