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CIMSPA Sport and PA Practitioner - Fitness (Personal Training) (Advanced) - Level 3

CIMSPA Sport and PA Practitioner - Fitness (Personal Training) (Advanced) - Level 3


Please note - This is the fitness route. Please click here to view the coaching route.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the diverse career avenues that exist within the dynamic fitness industry, working with individuals and groups to improve health and wellbeing.

Through this course, you will acquire the advanced skills which are essential to the success of a personal trainer’s career. You will develop effective skills, knowledge, and behaviours to assist and make recommendations, for lifestyle changes which will help individuals and groups achieve their goals. These skills will be closely monitored and evaluated whilst on work placement.

By successfully completing this course, you will be equipped with the confidence, skills, and expertise to excel in this exciting and challenging field, opening doors to a variety of employment opportunities within the fitness and leisure sector. Studying a CIMSPA course will allow you to achieve qualifications throughout the course. So, you can start employment within the industry early, opening doors into a variety of employment opportunities within the fitness and leisure sector.

Start dates and fees

There will be a kit/uniform to purchase.

Start DateCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20241319A1082FREEApply

What will I study?

  • Personal Trainer
  • HIIT CPD Certificate
  • Pad work CPD Certificate
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Working with individuals
  • Working with groups
  • Working inclusively

Work placement is a mandatory part of this course. To gain the most experience in the sector we highly recommend that you look for opportunities in a range of different gym leisure venues.

Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to 16-18 year olds.
  • Grade 4 GCSE in English or maths, plus two other GCSEs at grade 3 and a Level 2 fitness qualification (fitness instructing, gym instructing, etc)
  • Or completion of the CIMSPA Practitioner Professional Qualification - Fitness Route (Intermediate) - Level 2, and grade 4 GCSE in English or maths.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical and task-based work
  • Assessor observations
  • Written portfolio work
  • Observations
  • Professional discussion

What can I progress onto?

Career opportunities

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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