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Personal Trainer Apprenticeship Level 3

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

  • Overview of the course

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    The Benefits of an Apprenticeship
    Apprenticeships offer great opportunities for people of all ages; an Apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards, enabling you to enter a recognised occupation. All Apprenticeships are employer led, and as well as providing long term earnings, they also give you the ability to progress.
    • You’ll earn a wage as you’re learning and are entitled to paid holidays
    • You can earn 10% more after studying on a Level 3 Apprenticeship than if you went straight in to work
    • 90% of apprentices remain in employment, either with their current employer or another company
    • 85% of employers participate in Apprenticeship programmes and consider them a good thing
    • You can train to post graduate level without incurring any university fees

    Apprenticeship Overview
    The role of a Personal Trainer is to coach clients, on a one to one and small group basis towards their health and fitness goals.
    Through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management, Personal Trainers will motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing by providing specialist, tailored advice within their scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance e.g. Physiotherapist, Registered Dietician, Medical Specialist.
    A comprehensive understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing is also essential to enable the Personal Trainer to build and retain a stable client base. Personal Trainers are typically employed by a fitness or leisure centre or, once qualified, can be self-employed and should expect to work hours that may include evenings, weekends and public holidays.
  • What you'll learn

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    Professional registration
    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship the Personal Trainer will be eligible to apply to become an Affiliate of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and a Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).
  • Entry requirements

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    Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to the end point assessment. There are no formal qualifications required to complete this Apprenticeship but the role requires:
    • A positive attitude to work, be approachable and a role model
    • A concern for customer’s welfare and wellbeing
    • A willingness to ‘go the extra mile’
    • Enthusiasm to work as a member of a team and show initiative
  • How will I be assessed?

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    The End Point Assessment consists of three distinct assessment methods:
    • Practical observation with questions and answers
    • Presentation with questions and answers
    • Interview
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Course Fees

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    Apprentices do not need to pay for their course; course fees will be paid for by funding accessed by the College and in some cases, employer contribution.
    If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme.
    This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.

    If you successfully complete the course you will be able to move into senior roles within the sector – leading teams of people or specialising with certain populations, particular sports or programmes. Alternatively you may wish to progress to higher education and study a degree in a related subject area.

    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk
    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Personal Trainer, earning up to £22,000 per year
    • A Sports Coach, earning up to £35,000 per year
    • A Physiotherapist, earning up to £44,000 per year
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    Enjoy FREE travel, financial support and a discounted gym membership. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    Our £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • Open Events

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    Due to current circumstances, we’re working on content for our Virtual Open Events – these will be available from Monday 16th November 2020 and will be available to view any time after this date.

    To register, please visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ register-open-events and complete the registration form – once ready, we’ll send you a link, and you’ll also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a brand-new iPad!
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SD321-L3