Make sport your Future

Kick start a career in the Sports and Fitness sector with a recognised professional qualification giving you the skills to pursue a career in personal training.

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Sports and fitness careers

With over 7,000 fitness facilities in the United Kingdom and approximately 10.4 million members the UK health and fitness industry is healthier than it has ever been. There’s no better time to push forward with gaining a professional qualification and take the step in pursuing a career in the sports and fitness sector.

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Possibilities for your future

There are many different roles and pathways within the Sports & Fitness industry, whether you work for someone else or choose to be self-employed. Some of the potential careers on completion of our programmes are…

Personal trainer
Exercise instructor
Fitness instructor
Gym-based trainer

Type of courses
and Qualifications

We have various funding streams available (subject to eligibility and location). These include Government fully funded, Government and employer funded, Government accessed Loans, Private loans with 0% interest, commercial courses. 

Certificates and diplomas

Gain a recognised qualification to support your career working in fitness instructing and personal training. Develop the knowledge and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes to pursue a career in personal training.

Duration

2-3 months

How is it delivered?

Weekly/Monthly teaching and learning with sector expert. Online and practical workshops within a gym environment.

Assessment requirements

• Coursework/Project.
• Multiple Choice Examination.
• Portfolio of Evidence.
• Practical Demonstration/ Assignment.

What will you learn?

Our courses and qualifications cover a wide range of subjects and topics, which will enable you to learn new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Subjects and topics include:

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  • Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness.

  • Successfully gather and analyse client information using the most accepted techniques.

  • Assess a client’s current health and fitness status.

  • Plan and conduct a physical activity session, within a variety of environments using multiple resources.

  • Perform a client consultation using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behavioural change.

  • Communicate effectively to build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals.

  • Prepare for employment or to set up in business on a self-employed basis.

  • Manage, evaluate and improve own performance.

  • Offer nutritional advice for physical activity based on clients’ needs.

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What are the different types of funding?

We have various funding streams available (subject to eligibility and location). These include Government fully funded, Government and employer funded, Government accessed Loans, Private loans with 0% interest, commercial courses.

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Interested in a career in the Sports and Fitness sector?

Looking to develop your skills and knowledge in order to pursue a career in personal training. Get in touch today.

Our accreditations

We work with a host of organisation from local government to national funding bodies to address the skills and needs of employers in our sectors. Here are some of the organisations we work with:

The Education & Skills Funding Agency | Skills for Care | Mecap | Staffordshire County Council | Stoke-on-Trent City Council | Carematch | ActHub | SARCP | SERCO | Dimensions Training Solutions LTD | European Social Fund (ESF) | AELP | Investors in People | Edexcel | DWP Supplier

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