COURSE INFORMATION

This course follows on from HNC: Fitness, Health and Exercise. You will need to have passed the HNC prior to enrolling on the HND: Fitness, Health and Exercise.

Working with a range of individuals, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to become a personal trainer. You will gain experience in motivating clients to be become more physically active as well as improve their diet, health and wellbeing.

The course includes the Level 3 Personal Trainer award, recognised by the fitness industry.

  • One year full-time

HND Core Units

  • Applied exercise prescription
  • Applied fitness assessment and diagnostic testing
  • Applied nutrition and health assessment
  • Current exercise trends
  • Getting started in business
  • Working safely and effectively with clients
  • Fitness, health and exercise: graded unit 2

Key Optional Units

  • Planning and management of personal training
  • Deliver personal training sessions
  • Strength and conditioning for sports performance
  • Core strength and posture

External Candidates

  • Provide evidence of an HNC in Fitness, Health and Exercise
  • Reference to support your application
  • You will also require a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland in order to go out on the placement(s) as part of this course

Internal Candidates

  • Pass HNC: Fitness, Health and Exercise
  • Reference to support your application
  • You will also require a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland in order to go out on the placement(s) as part of this course
  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Gym supervisor/manager
  • Health development officer
  • Leisure attendant/pool lifeguard
  • Community physical activity development
  • Youth work incorporating sport and fitness
  • Lifestyle coach
  • Active schools coordinator
  • Self-employment
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise