Overview top

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to work as a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer in a variety of settings.

Entry Requirements top

Maths and English GCSE Grade 4 or above

Assessment top

Course work and practical assessment

Professional Opportunities top

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment or self employment as a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer in a range of settings, including:

  • Gyms
  • Leisure centres
  • Sports clubs
  • Hotels, resorts or spas
  • Self-employed or freelance work in a gym or client's home

Other potential roles at this level could include:

  • Lifeguard
  • Membership Sales Consultant
  • Leisure Industry Sales Assistant
  • Sports Coach
  • Nutritionist
  • Gym Manager/Owner

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 Awards for Instructing Core Group Exercise (Group Cycling,
  • Kettlebell Training, Circuit Training, Suspension Training)
  • Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity suite
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in
  • Community Settings
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sport
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 3/Level 4 qualifications in Strength and Conditioning.

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