Course Code: TS1FE137 Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) - Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 25 May 2022 Bispham Campus 14 Weeks / £2,225 Apply now 07 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 15 Weeks / £2,225 Apply now 11 Jan 2023 Bispham Campus 15 Weeks / £2,225 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Are you interested in working in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, specialising in gym-based exercise? The Active IQ Level 3 Personal Training Diploma (REPS/ CIMSPA accredited) has been designed to provide candidates with all the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in this field. This blended learning course features a range of ActiveIQ eLearning activities and B&FC tutor led workshops to equip you with the necessary expertise to allow you to build a sustainable and rewarding career. All students who achieve the L3 Personal Training course at B&FC are guaranteed an interview at JD Gym Blackpool who endorse our programme. The course delivery is primarily through the ActiveIQ eLearning package but students will benefit from a range of tutor led workshops and assessments requiring you to attend the college at set times. You will be provided with further details and a programme timetable at interview. Please be aware that the majority of this courses requires your personal independent study through a range of eLearning activities. Get in touch today and you could take the first steps on your new career path. Entry Requirements This programme has been designed for those aged 19 and over who wish to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Therefore, experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. Prior to enrolment all applicants will be required to undertake an interview and assessments as detailed below: · All applicants must hold a level 2 certificate in gym instructing* *Available at Blackpool & The Fylde College Learners should have or be working towards level 2 maths and English, all students will be required to undertake a maths and English diagnostic assessment. • It is essential that learners have an underpinning knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology therefore, all L3 applicants will be required to take an anatomy and physiology refresher before being offered a place on the course. The following shows what mandatory units you will complete as well as how these are assessed. 1. Level 3 Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (17%) Externally assessed (Exam) 2. Level 3 The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (17%) Externally assessed (Exam) 3. Level 3 Understanding lifestyle, health, well-being and common medical conditions (17%) Internal assessment through portfolio. 4. Level 3 Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (16%) Internal assessment through portfolio. 5. Level 3 Programme design and delivery for personal training (17%) Internal assessment through tutor observation 6. Level 3 Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (16%) Internal assessment through portfolio. A range of workbooks, ELearning activities, practical assessments and 1-2-1 tutorials. Some units are assessed through a multiple choice theory papers, others through assignment project tasks and various units are assessed through practical observations within a gym environment Learning and Teaching Methods This programme will be underpinned by individual/self-study time out of the College learning environments. The E-learning component of the course plays a major part in your development and achievement and will be accessed via the Active IQ platform for independent study and learning. Students will be expected to undertake a minimum of 100 hours of independent study. Within the curriculum we also use a range of on-line apps and Teams to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will be support you with new technologies used in the classroom. Your tutors will support you in preparing for your examinations alongside your own responsibility for your learning. At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to education following a break from formal learning. Our tutors will work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn. One key teaching and learning method is the delivery of practical workshops. These may be scheduled on Wednesday evenings, weekends or other times dependent on requirements. The course tutor will provide more details at interview. Your tutors will ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practice the skill. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical sessions. There will also be visits from local gym managers who recruit personal trainers providing advice and support about how to gain employment and opportunities for progression in the field Industry Placement and Field Trips Work placement is not compulsory on this course. However, we recommend that you complete a work placement to see how the skills that you will learn are put to use. Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to visit local gyms to meet owners, managers and other fitness professionals. There may be a small charge if students wish to participate in fitness sessions. Assessment Methods You'll study through a range of workbooks, eLearning activities, practical assessments and 1-2-1 tutorials. Some units are assessed through a multiple choice theory papers, others through assignment project tasks and various units are assessed through practical observations within a gym environment. Tuition Fees Please read our tuition fees guide. Other Costs and Equipment Needed All students will be expected to provide their own stationery, to include: pens, notepad and an A4 folder. Replacement ID badges will be at a cost of £3 or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass. For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 black and white free of charge. Any additional copies for black and white are charged at 4p per copy. Field trips to local gym may be arranged, this may incur a small charge if students wish to participate in any fitness sessions. An enrichment calendar will be made available at the start of the academic year. There will be a wide variety of opportunities for participation, however, these are not mandatory. The costs will vary according to activity and will be available to you at sign up. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: ACTIVEIQ Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Having completed the course you can join REPs as a personal trainer and Level 3 member. Career opportunities as a personal trainer for gym based exercise exist in a variety of settings, including: gyms/leisure centres/sports clubs independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings hotels and spas All students completing this course are guaranteed a job interview. This course carries 32 UCAS points and, along with relevant industry experience, can lead to a degree-level programme. Here at B&FC's University Centre in Blackpool you could choose from foundation degrees in Sports Coaching and Performance, or Physical Activity, Health and Nutrition.