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This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-18 age group who want to pursue a career in the popular, exciting and fast growing industry of Health, Fitness and Personal training.
This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.
This is Year One of a Two Year programme. After year one you will be a qualified Fitness instructor in gym based exercise and group exercise. You will then be able to progress onto year 2 to study level 3 Personal Trainer (K048) to gain all the skills required for a successful career in the fitness industry including being self-employed.
During the programme you will study:
- Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness.
- Health and safety in the fitness environment.
- Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructing.
- Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change.
- Planning and instructing gym-based exercise.
CIMSPA Endorsed Professional Standards
Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above.
Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Uniform £90 Educational Visits £50 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021
This course is assessed using a variety of methods including tutor-observations of practical activities, worksheets, presentations etc.
You will be expected to wear a uniform (which will be discussed at interview and induction)
You will participate in real work experience
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.
Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
- A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
- Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
- English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above)
- Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:
- K048 — Level 3 Personal Trainer
- Apprenticeship in Personal training
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If you are aged 16-18:
This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.
If you are aged 19 or over:
Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?
Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.
If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.
Fee : £575.00
The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.
For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form