Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Advanced
31 August 2020TBCTodd Connor

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


  • Individuals dedicated to the Personal Trainer career path
  • Anyone who is progressing form Level 2 Gym Instructing
  • Anyone who wishes to pursue a career working as a PT for organisations or interested in creating their own Personal Training business
  • Anyone wishing to expand knowledge and skills from Level 2 instructing


  • Professional discussion concerning interests, aims and targets
  • Preparation and readiness for study
  • Getting to know your course and course leader


This qualification contains all the elements of personal training plus business and marketing for successful business planning, programming for sports conditioning and delivering group exercise in an outdoor environment. This qualification provides entry to REPs (the Register of Exercise Professionals) at level 3.

Learners will cover:

  • the principles of exercise and fitness
  • programming and instructing personal training sessions
  • advanced personal training techniques
  • applied anatomy and physiology
  • nutrition to support personal training programmes
  • motivation and creating effective working relationships with clients
  • health, safety and welfare in the fitness environment
  • business planning


  • Applied anatomy and physiology for activity, health and fitness
  • Client motivation and lifestyle management
  • Programming personal training sessions
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Nutrition to support a physical activity programme
  • Business acumen for personal trainers


  • Practical investigation/application
  • Use of a range of professional equipment
  • Working with real clients
  • Use of a range of professional equipment
  • Lectures
  • Classroom activities
  • Workbooks
  • Interactive tasks


  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sport
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 4 Sport & Fitness courses
  • Employment in the fitness and leisure industry
  • Capacity to start own Personal Training Business
  • University degrees

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 3 learners Over the course of your Level 3 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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