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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s #1 College for Skills

Introduction to the course

If you want to turn your passion for fitness into a career or if you are working as a fitness instructor and would like a qualification, this course is tailor-made for you.  The course develops your knowledge and ability to plan, teach and evaluate exercise sessions to all ages, unsupervised. 

You will get a good grounding in anatomy and physiology, how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, and how to create exercise plans and motivate your clients. The course also covers employment law, the sub-sectors that make up the active leisure and learning sector, customer service, what constitutes a healthy diet and lifestyle, how to plan and prepare group exercise sessions, and how to instruct a variety of exercise sessions.

What do I need?

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D-G or the equivalent Level 1 qualifications at Pass grade, to come to an interview, pass an assessment and have a good reference. If you are coming from school or another College, you will need an 87% attendance record.

How is the course taught?

You will be taught using a variety of teaching methods such as Lectures, group work, practical, coaching, discussions and individual support.

How will I be assessed?

* eAssessment

* multiple choice examination

* portfolio of evidence

* practical demonstration/assignment

* written examination

What does it lead to?

* Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (learners must hold a Level 2 Certificate in Gym-based Exercise)

* Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral for Specified Controlled Certificate in Personal Training 

* Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients 

* Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga 

* Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates

Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
Enfield Centre 3 Jan 2019 - 5 Jul 2019

Course Code: DP2MHFE1 / 18DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 – 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
Tuition Fee: £1,286.50
Exam fee: £80.00
* All fees are VAT free

If you are aged, 19-23 click here for information on financial help available to you.

Information on how to apply
Apply here

What are the levels?



Kyron Williams

Everyone at College helped me to focus and believe in myself. I’m getting better all the time – I love the buzz of pushing myself to go faster. - He ran for Great Britain’s Under-19 100m relay team alongside his studies.

Kyron Williams Sports and Fitness BTEC Diploma Level 3

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

This level will give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This level will develop your functional skills and give you some work experience.

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

This level involves extensive studying and can help to make you a specialist in your field of learning or work.

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