Stamford College launches brand new two-year full-time fitness qualification course
Stamford College’s sports department has launched a brand new two-year full-time course which results in learners leaving with the equivalent of the level two fitness instructor and level three personal trainer qualification.
This allows learners to go straight into the work place as a self employed or employed personal trainer.
Normally, students would leave their level three sports course and then need to self-fund these qualifications, but a new course launched by BTEC and validated by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the management of Sport and Physical Activity) brings these additional qualifications into the main programme of study.
Students in year 11 and above can now apply for the course, which runs from the newly renovated Borderville Sports Centre on Ryhall Road, Stamford.
For most 16-19 year olds the course is fully funded and covers topics including careers, health and well being, self employment, nutrition and business and technology.
Alongside this, learners study the equivalent of the level two fitness instructor qualification in year one and then the level three personal trainer qualification in year two.
The course is taught by a dedicated team of professionals with huge amounts of experience in not only teaching, but working in the fitness industry as personal trainers and fitness instructors.
The new Borderville Sports Centre has just benefited from an extension which has doubled the number of classrooms and includes a sports science lab, a fully operational gym with cardio-vasuclar and resistance machines, free weights, squat rack and smiths machine.
Students at Borderville benefit from the college transport from a number of areas outside of Stamford including Corby, Spalding, Peterborough, Oakham and further afield.
Students also benefit from use of the gym, a full enrichment programme, trips and visits and work experience.
Entry requirements for the course sit at four GCSEs grade four or above as a minimum plus English and/or maths.
Caz Dolby, lecturer at Stamford College, said: “The sport, fitness and personal training diploma is a fabulous way for learners leaving school to not only compete a level three qualification but also become fully qualified as a personal trainer.
“The facilities now at Borderville are exceptional and give students the chance to learn in a dedicated environment with lecturers who also have extensive experience in the fitness industry.”
To apply, go to the Stamford College website and type ’Sport’ into the search - where you will find the diploma listed.