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Course overview

The course will help build your confidence and teach you how to encourage your future clients to achieve their fitness goals. You will learn about the fitness industry, applying the principles of nutrition to exercise plans, personal training with clients and the principles of exercise, fitness and health.

You will study 4 days per week, including compuslory work experience to give you the employability skills needed to work in the industry.

What else do I need to know?

As part of your main programme you will be supported in obtaining a 1 day per week work placement opportunity in one of the local gym organisations. This will not only help to supplement your knowledge and understanding but will also ensure you are industry ready at the end of the course.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects relevant to the course you’d like to study, including maths and/or English Language at grade 4 or above. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and maths and English at appropriate levels.

An interest in progressing into employment in the fitness industry as a gym instructor or personal trainer is a pre-requisite of the course. You are also required to attend a College interview to establish your suitability for the course. If you do not meet these entry requirements you will be advised of other suitable alternative courses.

How is it assessed?

You will also be expected to undertake independent study at home towards your assessments and will be supported by the YMCA e-learning suite that includes interactive resources and learning materials. Alongside your course you will be expected to participate in all activities and excursions that are arranged as part of your course. Alongside your main course programme you might also study maths and/or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured classes. You will also be assessed on your literacy and numeracy skills throughout the course There are online resources to support you on this course and additonal learning support if required.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

On completion of the course you will gain your YMCA L2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing and your L3 Diploma in Personal Training( Practitioner) both of which are required by all major employers in the health and fitness industry. Both qualifications also give you the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Becky Whiston, Curriculum Leader in L2/L3 Fitness by emailing: becky.whiston@nscg.ac.uk

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