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    Degree programmes in sport

    Sport, Coaching and Physical Education is an exciting, multi-disciplinary degree which equips you with the vocational, professional and academic knowledge and experience required for those with aspirations for a successful career in coaching and teaching. 

    Sport and Exercise Science is a degree that provides you with both the in-depth academic knowledge and the practical skills and experience required to launch a career in this exciting field. There is growing evidence that exercise, whether in the pursuit of sport or health, benefits both the individual and society as a whole. Society needs professionals trained in interpreting the health consequences of our current lifestyles, as well as the more performance-focused requirements of athletes. 


    Vocational qualifications and development

    Would you like to start a career within the fitness industry? Why not study for a leading qualification that is delivered by highly experienced academics within Brookes Sport, linked closely with the University’s Sport and Research department.

    We use many years of experience within the industry to deliver excellent education within Sport, Exercise and Health and Fitness. You can gain the level 2 Gym Instructor course or a level 3 Diploma in Personal Training with our intensive face to face courses.

    See our current qualifications and training below or make an enquiry »

  • Introduction

    This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective sessions. This qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 2 and can be achieved in the context of gym, exercise to music, water-based exercise and physical activity for children.

    Entry requirements

    This qualification is open to all.

    The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

    Qualification structure and credit value

    The learner must achieve 4 mandatory units from group M and one optional pairing in the context of either Gym, Exercise to Music, Water based Exercise or Exercise and Physical Activity for Children. The total credit value of the qualification is 24 credits.

    Mandatory units

    • Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013) – this unit is worth 6 credits
    • Unit 2 - Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015) – this unit is worth 2 credits
    • Unit 3 - Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016) – this unit is worth 2 credits
    • Unit 4 - Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017) – this unit is worth 4 credits

    Optional pathways

    P1 - Gym-based (Credit value required: Minimum 10, Maximum 10)

    • Unit 5 - Planning gym-based exercise (F/600/9018) this unit is worth 4 credits
    • Unit 6 - Instructing gym-based exercise (A/600/9020) – this unit is worth 6 credits

    Assessment

    Internally assessed:

    • Coursework
    • Multiple choice examination
    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Practical demonstration / assignment

    Introduction

    This qualification gives learners the knowledge and skills to work with individual and groups of client in a personal training setting. Successful achievement of the qualification will allow the learner to gain employment within an organisational setting, or alternatively in a self-employed environment.

    It also provides access onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.

    Entry requirements

    • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing
    • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary
    • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of number involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number pitched at levels 3 and 2 respectively

    Qualification structure and credit value

    The learner must achieve all mandatory units. The total credit value is 36.

    Mandatory units

    This qualification comprises of 7 mandatory units. The following 3 units have already been achieved at Level 2 (unit 1,2,3) and in order to achieve the full personal training certificate learners must achieve all 7 units.

    1. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015) – this unit is worth 2 credits
    2. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016)– this unit is worth 2 credits
    3. Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017) – this unit is worth 4 credits
    4. Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health (A/600/9051) – this unit is worth 6 credits
    5. Programming personal training with clients (F/600/9052) – this unit is worth 7 credits
    6. Delivering personal training sessions (J/600/9053) – this unit is worth 9 credits
    7. Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme (L/600/9054) – this unit is worth 6 credits

    Assessment

    Internally assessed:

    • Coursework
    • Multiple choice examination
    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Practical demonstration / assignment

    Introduction

    This qualification is designed to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

    Entry requirements

    • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
    • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary
    • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2

    Qualification structure and credit value

    Learners must complete all 8 mandatory units (38 credits).

    Unit Unit title Accreditation number Level Credits
    1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health A/600/9051 3 6
    2 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity M/600/9015 2 2
    3 Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment T/600/9016 2 2
    4 Principles of exercise, fitness and health A/600/9017 2 4
    5 Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme L/600/9054 3 6
    6 Programming personal training with clients F/600/9052 3 7
    7 Delivering personal training sessions J/600/9053 3 9
    8 Improving your business skills A/600/9017 3 2

    Assessment

    • Multiple choice question paper
    • Worksheets
    • Practical observation
    • Coursework / portfolio of evidence