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Personal Training Academy

Highlights Include

  • Nationally recognised qualification to enable you to become a personal training practitioner
  • Sessions taught in a professional gym environment
  • 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


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?

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health
  • Planning Gym Based Exercise
  • Instructing Gym Based Exercise
  • Programming Personal Training with Clients
  • Delivering Personal Training Sessions
  • Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme
  • Business and Sales in Health and Fitness
  • Sports Conditioning

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 in today’s society and workplace.


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?

?On successful completion you can progress onto the Health and Fitness Foundation degree, or could even go on to start your own business. Some examples of opportunities that are available to you include Health and Nutritionist, Teaching/Lecturing, Leisure Manager, Gym Manager, Personal Trainer and many more.

Why choose this course?

Want to help people feel better about themselves, maybe even help someone change their life for the better? This qualification will give you the opportunity to develop industry specific knowledge on how the Health and Fitness industry operates with a particular focus on you becoming a highly skilled Health and Fitness professional. Whilst studying this course, you will focus on developing yourself to be a professional, knowledgeable and effective personal trainer. You will be able to start your own business and ensure your clients know the impact of a healthy lifestyle, and how they can achieve this.

Entry requirements

You must have a minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade A*(9)-C(4) including English and Maths, and you must be at least aged 17 on the 31st August of that academic year.

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, including gym-based sessions. The rest will be homework and assessments.

You can expect to be in college 4 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 through practical assessments, demonstrations and written assessments.

For those studying English and Maths you will have exams at the end of the academic 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.