Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

1st4Sport Diploma , Level 3
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What Our Students Say

“The thing I like most about the course is training in the gym and getting to know about the clients and how to professionally work with them more. When you go out there in the real world it shows you how you need to like evolve around each client, how you need to learn from the clients and how you need to adapt for them.”


Did you know!

  • Take advantage of our exciting industry links with Firehouse Fitness, i2i Football Academy and Leeds Rhinos Foundation to enjoy professional facilities and expert coaching.
  • By 2024, the sports coaching, sports instructing, and sports officials sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.1%. (EMSI, 2019)

Course Information


Take your training knowledge to the next level with our Fitness Instructing and Personal Training programme. You will develop your knowledge of fitness by planning, delivering, and evaluating safe and effective personal training sessions. You'll explore anatomy and physiology in exercise and health contexts, as well as planning national activities.

Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits and skills

  • Deliver safe and effective personal training sessions.
  • Support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity.
  • Plan national fitness activities.
  • Strengthen your understanding of anatomy and physiology.
  • Entry requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 3 including English and ideally maths or equivalent.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Progression may include further study at level 3, or relevant employment.

    Course details

    Duration: 1 year
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees (16-18): No fee
    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 74906-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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