Course Type / Attendance

Full Time, Part Time, Skills & Qualifications

Subject Area

Sport and Public Services

Start Date

September 2018

Course Length

30 weeks






Active IQ

Course Level


Regulatory Body

Active IQ

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Who is this course for?

This course contains the passport qualifications for employment in the industry and to progress onto higher qualifications. If you want to work in sport, health and fitness or as a personal trainer, then this is the course for you. Successful graduates of this course will be guaranteed an interview for vacancies with Everyone Active.

What do you need to apply for the course?

A keen interest in the fitness industry along with at least a level 1 qualification and appropriate levels of English and maths.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course is made up of the following units which all need to be successfully achieved to pass the minimum requirements (90 Credits).


Group A – Mandatory Units (14 Credits)

Anatomy and physiology for exercise

Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

Principles of exercise, fitness and health


Group B – Fitness Instructing (10 Credits)

Planning gym-based exercise

Instructing gym-based exercise


Group E Personal training (28 Credits)

Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health

Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Programming personal training with clients

Delivering personal training sessions


Group F – Exercise Referral (26 Credits)

Planning exercise referral programmes with patients

Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral

Professional practice for exercise referral instructors

Instructing exercise with referred patients


Group Q = Activity Leadership (12 Credits)

Principles of training

Planning an activity session

Delivering an activity session

How you will learn

The course will be delivered at our new sports academy and take advantage of upgraded fitness suite and studio facilities. The practical parts of the course include learning how to develop programmes that will meet your client’s fitness aims, and also programming for specialist populations. The theory aspect of the course will be delivered using engaging teaching methods in our new state of the art classroom spaces.

Where could this course take you?

On completion of this course you would be able to apply for the level 4 in sports massage, or our Level 3 GP Referral/level 4 specialist courses, or other sport and fitness related qualifications.

Alternatively you could become a Personal Trainer, or sports massage therapist and begin work within the fitness industry.

What costs will you incur?

Course fee – £2,500

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.