Exercise & Fitness (Personal Trainer) Apprenticeship

Cornwall College Camborne | St Austell LEVEL: 3 Sports & Fitness

Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Whether an elite athlete, sports enthusiast or potential inspirational coach, we can take your sporting journey to the next level with our range of qualifications and training. We’ve got commercial gyms, sports pitches and fantastic training partnerships including with Plymouth Argyle Football Club.


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Ideal if:

you would like a career in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer and desire to set-up your own business. This apprenticeship is designed for those who already work in the health and fitness industry and wish to continue their professional development, as well as those who wish to enter the sector in a supervisory or managerial role.

Entry Requirements:

English and mathematics Functional Skills at Level 2, a Level 2 fitness or gym instructor qualification and a strong desire to work in the health and fitness industry.

What You Will Learn:

the knowledge, understanding and skills to work unsupervised as a personal trainer in the sport and active leisure sector. You will also complete units to support your marketing knowledge.


to be in college three to four days a week, with assessment through practical observations and a completed portfolio of evidence and knowledge.

You’ll love:

working with a variety of participants, within real-life environment, gaining additional qualifications as you progress.


employment in the industry, or further academic studies at university level.


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But if you register your interest we can get in touch as soon as we have new start dates. Some courses run at various dates throughout the year based upon demand so please

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Mark Ferguson-Smith Team Lead - Sport

Mark is a Cornwall College alumni, studying sport along with other subjects at A-level, he was also captain of the football academy and vice-captain of the Cornwall schools under 18s football team. Before joining Cornwall College Mark taught PE in secondary schools, gained FA level 1 and youth award coaching status and he is on the selection panel for the Cornwall youth football team. He also plays golf to a handicap of 9.

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*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.