PT DIPLOMA WORCESTER UNIVERSITY

Our partnership with the University of Worcester

Paul Bailey, owner of TrainerMaker has been partnered with the University of Worcester to deliver CIMSPA endorsed YMCA Awards Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer qualifications since 2014. Over the 6 year relationship, delivery has evolved to become more flexible for students as well as offering even greater content and 'real world' experience. These qualifications are essential if you wish to work in the fitness industry!

Reduced costs and payment plans for all students

TrainerMaker offer substantial discounts for University of Worcester students:

Level 2 Gym Instructor                                                                                          £275 (save £200)

Level 3 Personal Trainer                                                                                       £560 (save £239)

PT Diploma (both qualifications)                                                                          £835 (save £365)

Level 2 Strength & Conditioning                                                                          £375

Level 2 Strength & Conditioning if purchased with Level 2 Gym Instructor   £275

We also offer payment plans over 3, 6 and 9 months to spread the cost over your academic year. There is no credit check and no interest charged. You pay a £125 deposit, then the balance is divided by the number of months you want to pay over. Payments are taken via a direct debit on the date specified by you when you enrol.

Venue

All course taught dates are delivered at St Johns Campus. 

Adaptations for Covid

In order to stay Covid-compliant, we have had to make a number of changes to our delivery methods. These inlcude:

  1. Limiting numbers on taught days

  2. Utilising elearning where possible

  3. Utilising video calls in order to complete tutorials

  4. Additional health and safety measures during taught days

Elearning

If you wish to complete your course as a full elearning course, then you must purchase the additional elearning product in order to gain access to it. These are listed at the bottom of the page. You can view a demo of the elearning here.

Gym Instructor course content and delivery/assessment method

The Gym Instructor course consists of 5 units:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Providing a Positive Customer Experience

  3. Lifestyle and Health Awareness Management

  4. Gym-based Programme Delivery and Preparation

  5. Gym-based Programme Delivery and Professional Instruction

 

Taught element:

You will receive 5 taught days during which you will learn all practical elements of the course. We teach you the movement patterns of: Squat, Hinge, Press, Pull, Rotation and Anti-rotation. You will become proficient at all of the major freeweight lifts and will learn how to coach these, plus resistance machines and cardiovascular exercise to clients. Gym experience is useful - but not essential!

Distance learning element:

You will also receive learning resources including manuals or elearning (extra cost) that give you the knowledge that you need to back up your practical ability.

Assessments:

  1. Anatomy and physiology multiple choice exam

  2. Online self-marking worksheets

  3. A Learner Achievement Record that includes a number of fitness case studies and worksheets

  4. 3 practical assessments

Course duration:

You have up to 12 months to complete your course. However, it is common for students to complete their Gym Instructor qualification in 2-3 months.

A full Gym Instructor qualification specification can be found here.

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Personal Trainer course content and delivery/assessment method

The Personal Trainer course consists of 6 units:

  1. Applied Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Client Motivation and Interaction

  3. Bespoke Exercise Programme Design

  4. Programme Instruction and Communication Techniques

  5. Nutrition

  6. Business Skills for a PT

 

Taught element (10 days TBC in 2020/21 academic year):

You will receive 10 taught days during which you will learn all practical elements of the course. We will teach you advanced physical screening and training modalities and methods so that you can effectively programme exercise for a range of clients.

Distance learning element:

You will also receive learning resources including manuals or elearning (extra cost) that give you the knowledge that you need to back up your practical ability.

Assessments:

  1. Anatomy and physiology multiple choice exam

  2. Nutrition multiple choice exam

  3. Online self-marking worksheets

  4. A Learner Achievement Record that includes a 12 week 'real life' case study and worksheets

  5. Practical assessments

Course duration:

You have up to 12 months to complete your course. However, it is common for students to complete their Personal Trainer qualification in 3-6 months.

A full Personal Trainer qualification specification can be found here.

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