Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
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.


  • Anyone aiming to work in the fitness/leisure/gym environment
  • Anyone with a passion for inspiring others to improve health, fitness and lifestyle
  • Anyone with interest in the sport & fitness industry
  • Anyone aiming to progress to Level 3 Personal Training or Sports Science


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


  • how to plan and prepare exercise sessions
  • how to conduct consultations, inductions and facility walk-through’s
  • how to programme a variety of safe and effective exercise sessions for a range of clients
  • how to instruct a variety of exercise sessions
  • anatomy and physiology covering the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, structure and function of the skeleton, musculoskeletal system, postural and core stability, the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments
  • how to communicate with clients effectively and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • employment law, industry specific legislation and procedures that apply to their jobs
  • an understanding of the Principles of Customer Service and maximising the Customer experience


  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Maximising the customer experience in a gym environment
  • Supporting client health and wellbeing
  • Conducting client consultations and gym inductions
  • Planning and reviewing gym-based exercise programmes
  • Instructing and supervising gym-based exercise programmes


  • Practical investigation/application
  • Working with real clients
  • Lectures
  • Classroom activities
  • Workbooks
  • Interactive tasks


  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Science
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Gym-based employment
  • 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 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 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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