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Personal Trainer Distance Learning Course
The Personal Trainer Distance Learning Course provides aspiring sports coaches and fitness instructors with the skills needed to start a fulfilling career in a rapidly growing industry.
The distance learning programme is grounded in the long experience of industry experts and covers a combination of medical, anatomical and soft skills areas, including motivation and effective communication with clients. Together, these insights help students develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to deliver personal training programmes that make a real difference to their clients' health and confidence levels.
Students have the flexibility to complete the programme at their own pace, with the support of a personal tutor with extensive experience in the health & fitness sector. Depending on their career ambitions, they can choose to complete the programme at Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma Level, which take an average of 14, 24 and 31 weeks to complete respectively.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This Personal Trainer Course is designed for sports enthusiasts looking to develop their careers as fitness instructors, sports coaches or personal sports trainers.
Choose from 3 course levels
This distance learning course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at, the course content and the type of assessment:
- Certificate Level: Suitable for basic entry level positions this level represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge.
- Diploma Level: Suitable for those with personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.
- Advanced Diploma: Suitable for those expect to be involved in significant judgements, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.
There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Participants may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
This ICI distance learning course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).
On successful completion of the course you will receive:
- A graduation certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a personal trainer
- Transcripts indicating units completed
- Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
- Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipPT (Fitness)
- Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Programme
Training Course Content
The course covers the following topics:
- Exercise Physiology
- Exercise Principles
- Human Biomechanics
- Risk Assessment
- Aqua fitness, exercise, routines, and equipment
- Fitness Program Design
- Delivering A Fitness Program
- Ergogenic Aids to Performance
- Safety & Injury
- Fitness Programs for Special Groups
- Principles of Fitness
- Human Anatomy
- Exercise Science
- Client Communication
- Fitness Programming
The cost of this course depends on the level chosen, and prices are as follows:
- Certificate £498
- Diploma £798
- Advanced Diploma £998
All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:
- All required study materials and course notes
- Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
- Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs
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