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Personal Trainer - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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Apprenticeship outline

The role of a Personal Trainer is to coach clients (on a one to one and small group basis) towards their health and fitness goals.

Through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management, Personal Trainers will motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing by providing specialist, tailored advice within their scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance (e.g. physiotherapist, registered dietician, medical specialist).

A comprehensive understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing is also essential to enable the Personal Trainer to build and retain a stable client base. Personal Trainers are typically employed by a fitness or leisure centre or, once qualified, can be self-employed and should expect to work hours that may include evenings, weekends and public holidays.

This occupation exists within a sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation, creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Study location Basford 664 Nuthall Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG8 6AQ
Attendance

Day Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.

Framework/standard

Personal Trainer - Level 3 Standard

Duration

15 - 18 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. It is recommended applicants will hold a Fitness Instructing (Level 2) qualification.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Assessment

You will be regularly assessed in the workplace and will produce an e-portfolio of evidence to show your understanding of the knowledge required. Assessments will include a combination of practical observations, verbal discussions, written assignments and case studies.

Progression

On completion you may secure a permanent position with your employer. If you wish to continue studying you will need good tutor and employer recommendations.

Additional information

On successful completion of this apprenticeship the Personal Trainer will be eligible to apply to become an Affiliate of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and a Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).

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