• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

You will need to be employed and will be paid a minimum of the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage.

You could be employed as a Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer.

Apprenticeship Fees

Any fees incurred in the Apprenticeship framework are payable by  the employer. Please contact us for more information apprenticeships@don.ac.uk.

Apprenticeship Levy

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

Level
Level 2 Level 3
Duration
18 months per level
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Apprentices will attend college one day a week with the rest of the time spent in employment

The qualifications included are

  • Certificate in Fitness Instructing at Level 2 for Intermediate
  • Certificate in Personal Trainer at Level 3 for Advanced
  • Knowledge Based qualification based on pathway undertaken

Functional Skills

 You will work to achieve the following Functional Skills at Level 1 for Intermediate and Level 2 for Advanced:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Certificate in Strength and Conditioning at Level 1

You will discuss your individual needs with your employer and college representative

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

There are no specific academic entry requirements for this framework however it is advantageous to have GCSE Grade E or above in Maths and English.

However the following should be considered:

  • Strong interest in Sport
  • Friendly, caring disposition
  • Self discipline
  • Motivation and enthusiasm
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Smart appearance
  • All students will need to attend an individual interview prior to the start of the course
  • Personal progress file or a current reference from school/employer
  • Salon employment
  • Employers may have their own entry requirements.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Apprenticeships Team
0800 358 7979
apprenticeships@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

There are no specific academic entry requirements for this framework however it is advantageous to have GCSE Grade E or above in Maths and English.

However the following should be considered:

  • Strong interest in Sport
  • Friendly, caring disposition
  • Self discipline
  • Motivation and enthusiasm
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Smart appearance
  • All students will need to attend an individual interview prior to the start of the course
  • Personal progress file or a current reference from school/employer
  • Salon employment
  • Employers may have their own entry requirements.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

Applying for an Apprenticeship is simple. You will need to apply for both a job role, and an Apprenticeship course. For further assistance in applying, please visit the link below.

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