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Diploma in Personal Training (Gym based exercise)

What’s it about?

Those who want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a gym instructor and personal trainer and those wishing to progress on to further learning, within the health and fitness or active leisure sectors



Entry Requirements:

Ideally you will have studied GCSE PE or BTEC Sport Level 2. 




Mrs R. Standing – Director of Teaching and Learning

    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form

    Course Content:

    Learners will cover:

    • anatomy and physiology including:
    • the heart and circulatory system
    • the musculoskeletal system
    • postural and core stability
    • the nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health
    • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
    • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
    • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
    • How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
    • How to design, manage, and adapt a gym based exercise and personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
    • How to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages


    The qualifications are the highest recognised qualifications currently within the health and fitness sector. They are nationally and internationally recognised qualifications, and each Level 3 Course is worth 32 UCAS points (equivalent to grade C A-level). The qualification is fully recognised and endorsed by,Skills Active, REP’s (Register of Exercise Professional’s) and CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physicalactivity.


    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form Course List