Personal Training - Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Sport, Leisure and Tourism Level 3 Victoria House 15 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

A Personal Training Apprentice will work within a gym environment, helping clients to reach their fitness goals. You will create bespoke programmes based on your knowledge of health and fitness, the equipment available and the desired outcome. A personal trainer will support a client from start to finish, providing an initial demo and then offering mentoring and guidance they're after.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

  • Developing the knowledge needed to build bespoke programmes to help clients reach their fitness goals
  • How to effectively communicate with a client to understand their current fitness level and desired outcome
  • Instructing effectively through good leadership and clear speech
  • Developing your own skills in the gym to help create new programmes for your clients
  • Understand how to utilise all gym machines and equipment
  • Learn the required Health and Safety for each machine and activity to stop clients from getting injured
  • Develop methods to motivate and encourage others

What experiences will I get?

What are the entry requirements?

Learners ideally need to have Maths and English GCSE at grade C/4 or equivalent in addition to a related Level 2 qualification or industry experience.

What facilities are there?

  • The College has invested in a new state-of-the-art fully-equipped gym with the latest fitness equipment, a spinning room, and extra teaching space.
  • Exeter College benefits from excellent links with local organisations, including Exeter City FC, Exeter Chiefs, Fitness First, University of Exeter, Tennis and Cricket Centres, Exeter Golf and Country Club, Exeter Mixed Martial Arts Centre and Exwick Tennis Club.

What can the course lead on to?

Completion of this programme can lead to employment as a personal trainer in a gym, as a self-employed personal trainer or progression to higher education.

Are there any additional costs?

What support can I get?

What will this training cost me?

This programme will have no cost to the Apprentice.


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