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"We provide a wide range of fitness, gym instructor and personal trainer courses, offering them on full –time and part –time study."

Overview

Level 2 Gym Instructor Course

The Gym Instructor course is the first step to working in the fitness industry. This course is offered as a CYQ qualification which is internationally recognised.

Course Content

This Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing will develop students to a competent and confident level to plan and instruct gym based exercise programmes within a gym environment, subjects include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Warm ups, dynamic stretching, cool downs and developmental stretching
  • Develop a key understanding of the programming principles
  • How to use functional and innovative gym equipment
  • The use of cardiovascular equipment
  • Introduction to body weight training
  • Effective customer care
  • Promoting physical activity to the general public

Part-time Option

The Part-time gym instructor course comprises 4-6 weeks of home study working for around 8 - 10 hours per week to achieve the 60 hours of home study required.

Venue dependant, there are 2 slightly different formats.

Format 1 - Attendance is required for 3 consecutive days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) for tutorials and assessments.

Format 2 - Attendance is required for 2 consecutive days (Saturday & Sunday) for tutorials and assessments. The third day will commence 1 week later (sometimes 2 weeks depending upon venue availability) on the Saturday.

Full-time Option

The Full-time option consists of 8 days of full time study Monday - Friday 9am-5pm. 

Certification:

On successful completion of this course you will receive a CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF) - Gym Based Exercise, a Discovery Learning Certificate in Fitness Instructing and 20 REPs points.

Level 2 Aerobics Instructor / Exercise to Music Instructor

Course Content

You will learn to plan and instruct group exercise to music programmes in a variety of styles. These styles include designing classes such as sculpt, pump, dance etc, allowing you to teach a variety of classes. You will master suitable moves to music, and proactive 32 beat combinations, cueing techniques and working with the beat and phrase of the music.

In addition you will cover theoretical subjects including:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Kinesiology (how the body moves)
  • Warm ups, cool downs and stretching
  • Cardiovascular work
  • The promotion of physical activity
  • Effective customer care and promoting physical activity

Certification

On successful completion of this course you will receive a CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Group Exercise to Music, a Discovery Certificate: Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Group Exercise to Music and 20 REPs points.

Level 2 Health Related Exercise for Children

Course Content

This Health Related Exercise for Children is a useful qualification that provides you with the certificate required to deliver exercise sessions for children aged 5 to 16 years. This Children's Fitness Course is ideal for people wishing to work with Children such as after school club leaders, youth workers and teachers. The course enables individuals to build fitness programmes for children. Our course both offers the latest in innovative exercise programmes for children and brings fun to children's exercise.

Certification

On successful completion of this course you will receive a CYQ Level 2 in Fitness Instructing (QCF) - Exercise and Physical Activity for Children, a Discovery Learning Certificate and 20 REPs points.

Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are required though a reasonable level of fitness is essential. Writing and numeracy skills are also required for presentation of course work. Minimum age 16.

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Personal Trainer Courses

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer Course - London, Manchester, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds.

What our course offers:

Our personal trainer course packages are flexible and can be completed at a time that suits you either full time of part time. We also give you the opportunity to specialise in different areas with our L3 and L4 Master PT qualifications, here you can create a niche for yourselves with our L3 Sports Massage Therapy qualification for example our L3 Pilates or perhaps a L4 Obesity and Diabetes management course; whichever route you are interested in, we can help.

All of our PT qualifications can be paid via our monthly instalment plan to help with the cost. Payments are as low as £112.40 per month and this can be paid over 11 months after an initial deposit to book on.

Once you are qualified we can help you with gaining employment and interview opportunities, we have a number of links with employers as well as PT business coaches and a number of companies that can help you to get started with your very own business. Not only that but we offer you a PT website plus entry on to our free Personal trainer Directory and we include 4 weeks free insurance too!

All of our Personal Trainer courses are fully recognised CYQ qualifications.

Course Content:

Our Full-time (and Part-time) 6 week Master Personal Trainer Course includes:

  • L2 Gym Instructor
  • L3 Personal Trainer

From here you get to choose your preferred route from 6 different options:

1) Club Fitness - you get to choose 5, 1 day courses from a selection of 12:

  • Indoor Cycling
  • Kettlebells
  • Circuit Training
  • Suspension training
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Business & Marketing Day
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Childhood Obesity (2 days)
  • Strength & Conditioning (2 days)
  • Behavioural Change & MI
  • Sports Injury

2) Exercise Referral

3) Strength & Sports Conditioning

4) Pre & Post Natal Exercises

5) Exercise To Music

6) Childrens Exercise

Course Format:

Part Time - Consists of home study and attendance weekends. The course can take 6 - 8 months to complete.

Full Time - Consists of Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm study and takes 6 weeks to complete.

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Level 2 Courses

Level 2 Gym Instructor Course

The Gym Instructor course is the first step to working in the fitness industry. This course is offered as a CYQ qualification which is internationally recognised.

Course Content

This Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing will develop students to a competent and confident level to plan and instruct gym based exercise programmes within a gym environment, subjects include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Warm ups, dynamic stretching, cool downs and developmental stretching
  • Develop a key understanding of the programming principles
  • How to use functional and innovative gym equipment
  • The use of cardiovascular equipment
  • Introduction to body weight training
  • Effective customer care
  • Promoting physical activity to the general public

Part-time Option

The Part-time gym instructor course comprises 4-6 weeks of home study working for around 8 - 10 hours per week to achieve the 60 hours of home study required.

Venue dependant, there are 2 slightly different formats.

Format 1 - Attendance is required for 3 consecutive days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) for tutorials and assessments.

Format 2 - Attendance is required for 2 consecutive days (Saturday & Sunday) for tutorials and assessments. The third day will commence 1 week later (sometimes 2 weeks depending upon venue availability) on the Saturday.

Full-time Option

The Full-time option consists of 8 days of full time study Monday - Friday 9am-5pm. 

Certification:

On successful completion of this course you will receive a CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF) - Gym Based Exercise, a Discovery Learning Certificate in Fitness Instructing and 20 REPs points.

Level 2 Aerobics Instructor / Exercise to Music Instructor

Course Content

You will learn to plan and instruct group exercise to music programmes in a variety of styles. These styles include designing classes such as sculpt, pump, dance etc, allowing you to teach a variety of classes. You will master suitable moves to music, and proactive 32 beat combinations, cueing techniques and working with the beat and phrase of the music.

In addition you will cover theoretical subjects including:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Kinesiology (how the body moves)
  • Warm ups, cool downs and stretching
  • Cardiovascular work
  • The promotion of physical activity
  • Effective customer care and promoting physical activity

Certification

On successful completion of this course you will receive a CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Group Exercise to Music, a Discovery Certificate: Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Group Exercise to Music and 20 REPs points.

Level 2 Health Related Exercise for Children

Course Content

This Health Related Exercise for Children is a useful qualification that provides you with the certificate required to deliver exercise sessions for children aged 5 to 16 years. This Children's Fitness Course is ideal for people wishing to work with Children such as after school club leaders, youth workers and teachers. The course enables individuals to build fitness programmes for children. Our course both offers the latest in innovative exercise programmes for children and brings fun to children's exercise.

Certification

On successful completion of this course you will receive a CYQ Level 2 in Fitness Instructing (QCF) - Exercise and Physical Activity for Children, a Discovery Learning Certificate and 20 REPs points.

Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are required though a reasonable level of fitness is essential. Writing and numeracy skills are also required for presentation of course work. Minimum age 16.

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All Courses

At Discovery Learning we offer a wide range of fitness courses ranging from Level 2 (entry level) through to Level 4 (highest level) as well as a variety of Continued Professional Development courses (CPD courses).

Below you will find a list of all courses.

Level 2

  • Gym Instuctor (Full-time & Part-time)
  • Aerobics Instructor/Exercise to Music
  • Health Related Exercise for Children

Level 3

  • Personal Trainer (Full-time & Part-time)
  • Pre & Post Natal Exercise
  • Strength & Sports Conditioning
  • GP & Exercise Referral
  • Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Sports Massage Therapy
  • Pilates Instructor

Level 4

  • Obesity & Diabetes Management Course
  • Lower Back Pain

CPD

  • Indoor Cycling (Spinning)
  • Circuit Training
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Suspension Training
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Injury
  • Business & Marketing
  • Behaviour Change & MI

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Special Offers

At Discovery we run variety of special offers throughout the year.

FREE CPD Offer

If you book any Level 2 Gym or Aerobics course you get a FREE CPD of your choice (up to the value of £125).

Refer a Friend

When you refer a friend you automatically get £150 worth of course vouchers to redeem against any course you like! (The friend referred needs to be booked on to the course and mention your name for you to receive the credit).

How to become a Personal Trainer

Being a personal trainer is a great career for people who are passionate about exercise and enjoy helping others. It can be a bit confusing trying to work out the best way to get started in this business, so here we explain everything you need to know to understand the process of getting qualified and becoming a personal trainer in the United Kingdom…

What do I need to be a personal trainer?

There are only four things you require in order to work as a personal trainer in the UK:

1) Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification

2) Level 3 Personal Trainer Qualification

3) First Aid Certificate

4) Personal Trainer Insurance

1) Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification

The level 2 gym instructor course (also known as a fitness instructor course) is most people’s entry point to a career in the fitness industry.

By itself it entitles one to work as a gym instructor for a gym, health club, or other fitness establishment in the UK and internationally.

As a level 2 qualification it is at the same level as a general certificate of secondary education (GCSE), so it is not difficult to get for people who do the necessary study. We have a 93% first-time pass rate for students on our gym instructor courses.

When studied on a part-time basis the course takes six weeks, and when studied full-time only eight days.

We teach the course part-time in each of our ten academy locations across England and Wales and full-time in London, Manchester, Bournemouth, Coventry and Cardiff.

We offer any of our one day CPD courses free with our gym instructor course.

2) Level 3 Personal Trainer Qualification

The big one…

The level 3 personal trainer course entitles a person to work for themselves as a personal trainer in the UK and internationally.

At level 3 it is at the same level as an A-level or a BTEC National Diploma and as such is a more challenging course than the level 2 gym, but we have an 85% first-time pass rate for students on our personal trainer courses.

When studied on a part-time basis the course takes five months, and when studied full-time only 3 weeks.

Anyone who does not already have the prerequisite level 2 gym course can study both the level 2 and level 3 courses with one of our combined course packages which take slightly longer but are much better value than studying both courses separately.

We teach the course part-time in each of our ten academy locations across England and Wales, and full-time in London, Manchester, Bournemouth, Coventry and Cardiff.

3) First Aid Certificate

The first aid certificate, sometimes known as an emergency first aid at work qualification, is a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recognised certification.

It teaches personal trainers how to perform basic first aid in case any of their clients should sustain an injury during training.

It is valid for three years before it needs to be renewed.

We provide the training for this qualification free to students on our full-time personal trainer courses. Alternatively it can be purchased as a standalone course.

4) Personal Trainer Insurance

Personal trainer insurance is not technically a legal requirement, but it would be extremely foolish for anyone to work as a personal trainer without it.

If someone under the supervision of a personal trainer is hurt or injured during the course of their training, if the trainer does not have an insurance policy in place, he or she would be personally liable for the costs of their injury.

Translation: If you're running with a client in a park and he falls and breaks his leg so can't work for six months, without insurance you could end up owing him six month's wages.

We provide four week's free insurance for graduates of our personal trainer courses.

To find out everything you need to know about personal trainer insurance including our recommended providers, check out our guide to personal trainer insurance.

How to be a personal trainer?

After you've got your qualifications and your insurance sorted out, the sky really is the limit for your career as a personal trainer. You will have to decide what kind of personal trainer you want to be and what kind of clients you want to work with, but most important of all you will need to market yourself and get clients.

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Student Support

We have a dedicated full time Student Support team who are on hand to help with any course learning should you need it. When you enrol onto a course you will receive an introductory call to answer any initial questions you may have and also receive regular emails throughout your course journey to keep you updated.

Online Learning

We have just introduced our brand new Student Zone where students can learn their chosen course online. Discovery Learning's Student zone is a fully interactive learning zone where students can study all of their course materials in one place. The use of interactive presentations, manuals, quizzes and worksheets will ensure an in-depth and fun learning experience.

The Student zone will detail a step-by-step process on how a students learning will develop over its duration and provide all documentation needed for coursework. The interactive presentations can be viewed as often as you like and the vast exercise library will continue to reinforce learning.  

 

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Contact details

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Telephone: 0208 543 1017

If you are interested in finding out more information please feel free to call or email us.