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Frequently Asked Questions

Top 10 Questions and Answers

Regarding the Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training

1) What can I do with it once I’ve finished?

You can start a career in the fitness industry supporting those that want to see change in their health and fitness. You can write plans and implement them and work as a Fitness instructor or Personal Trainer.

2) How long does it take?

Our Full time course is 8 weeks long running Tuesday to Friday from 10.00-16.00hrs, a pre warning Burpees or Press Ups are usually given per minute after the start time if learner arrives late 🙂

 

We also run flexible learning where we block time with students individually or in small groups to focus on each of the units.

3) Whats involved?

The course covers theory work, written work and practical elements.

4) Do I need any other qualifications?

No other qualifications are required just a true interest in Health and fitness and the want to help others.

5) Where is it?

We run the Full time course from our Teaching and learning facility:

Balanced Training

Unit E3 Seedbed Business Centre,

Vanguard Way,

Shoeburyness,

SS3 9QY

 

6) How much does it cost?

The course can be either Government funded or Self funded any Special Offers you’ll find here.

special offer

 

7) What date does the next course start?

The next Diploma inFitness Instructing & Personal Training course is on:

5th April 2016

An Information and Enrolment Open evening is on:

23rd March 2016

The reason we hold an enrolment even is so that we can firstly ascertain whether or not you are eligible for the course for funding but also show you the environment you’ll be learning in and put to rest any fears or questions you may have.

8) Will I need to bring anything to the Information and Enrolment Evening?

Only if you are seriously thinking about doing this course.

You will need to bring a valid (still in date) UK Passport or if you don’t have a Passport your UK Birth certificate/Adoption form.

Also make sure you have your National Insurance number (normally found on a payslip etc.)

 

9) What is required to qualify and complete the Diploma?

Unit Title How Units are Assessed Pass Mark
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise Theory Exam 70%+
2. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity Written work and case study 70%+
3. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment Written work on course 70%+
4. Principles of exercise, fitness and health Theory Exam 70%+
5. Planning gym-based exercise Written case study 70%+
6. Instructing gym-based exercise Practical Observation Pass
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF)
1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health Theory Exam 70%+
2. Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme Theory Exam & Case Study 70%+
3. Programming personal training with clients Case Study 70%+
4. Delivering personal training sessions Practical Observation Pass

 

 

9a) What If I fail an Exam?

Do not worry we will have times sometimes outside of the set hours of the course to do the resits however these will not be charged for reassessments.

10) Who is eligible for Government Funding?

You must be 24 years of age or older on the first day of your course.

Your nationality or residency status usually will be;

  • Living in the UK on the first day of the course
  • Have been living in the UK for 3 years before starting your course
  • Be a UK national or have “settled status” (May need to provide evidence of this e.g. Passport VISA)