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Personal Training Academy

Highlights Include

  • Nationally recognised qualification to enable you to become a personal training practitioner
  • Business start-up opportunity
  • Guest speakers and industry related activities
  • Range of specialist certificates to give you your unique selling point
  • Entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 3.

Qualifying Learners can be part of the MK College Football Academy


Duration: 9 Months Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Full-Time: MON-FRI, 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16 - 18 N/A
19 - 23 £2000.00
24+ £4000.00
Overseas £4000.00
Location: Bletchley Campus

What does this course cover?

Topics may include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Instructing personal training
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Business & marketing skills for fitness professionals
  • Training in different environments.

In addition you will study Functional skills or GCSE qualifications which are designed to provide the necessary levels of English and maths skills needed to ‘function’ in today’s society and workplace. They are a key component of all College programmes.


Who is this course for?

Have you always wanted to be a fully qualified personal trainer working with a range of clients, helping them achieve the personal fitness goals? Is your goal to have your own business as a personal trainer? This course will provide you with the skills and experience to launch your career in the fitness industry.

What can I do after this course?

You may choose to enter employment within the Health & Fitness industry, set up your own business or progress onto our exciting new HND launching in September 2016.

Entry requirements

You must have a minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade A*(9)-C(4) including English and Maths.

Successful completion of Level 2 Fitness Instructing and Wellbeing Excellence.

Qualifying Learners can be part of the MK College Football Academy, if you are interested in applying for the academy please email james.nash@mkcollege.ac.uk for more information.

Course detail

How much will I have to study each week?

You should be prepared to study for around 25 hours per week. Approximately 16 hours will be taught sessions at college, the rest will be homework and assessments.

You can expect to be in college 4-5 days per week and classes will normally run between 9am and 5pm.

Do I need to purchase anything?

You are required to wear a College polo shirt with black or navy blue jogging bottoms and trainers. Information on where to buy college polo shirts will be in your induction pack.

You will also be required to make small contributions to trips and visits.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit has a variety of assessment methods ranging from: student presentations, written assignments, group discussions and practical assessments.

All units are assessed and graded individually then contribute to an overall grade for the course. Therefore every assessment counts towards your final grade. You will be assessed continuously throughout the year.

How will my progress be monitored?

Your progress is monitored through regular tutorials and monitoring of assessment work. You will also have a personal tutor who will support you with your studies.