Personal Training Academy
A FastTrack training programme that provides an opportunity to gain a range of accredited qualifications and added extras in order to seek employment as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer.
This programme provides an opportunity to gain a range of accredited qualifications in order to seek employment as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer. It is open to anyone aged 16+ years; there are NO pre-requisites, however, a personal interest / history of participation in sport, exercise or fitness is recommended.
If you already have a Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification but would like to complete the other qualifications and workshops offered on this programme, see our Personal Training Academy Module to book this option.
Our PT Academy runs at Ice Sheffield and the English Institute of Sport (Sheffield). The programme runs for 11 weeks in total, with 2 days per week contact and we start a new programme every 3 months.
The programme involves a combination of theory and practical sessions; some home study will be required before and during the programme. Assessments are spread throughout and involve written worksheets and case studies, multiple choice theory papers and observations of practical sessions. There are a number of additional workshops and / or visits to other fitness centres in the local area included in the programme at no extra cost. A free ‘Fitness Unlimited’ gym membership will enable PT Academy students to use any Fitness Unlimited facility in Sheffield for the duration of their training programme. Towards the end of the programme, selected students will be recommended for interview with senior members of the SIV personal training and management teams. We will also encourage and support students to seek non-compulsory voluntary work placements on non-teaching days.
The programme includes all of the following:
- YMCA Awards Level 2 Cerificate - Gym Instructor
- YMCA Awards Level 2 Award - Circuit Training
- YMCA Awards Level 3 certificate - Personal Trainer
- YMCA Awards Level 2 Awards - Group Indoor Cycling
- Functional Training workshop
- Business Skills workshop
- Employment fair / Job Interviews