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At Litton Lane Training we train students not just for examinations but for the work that they will be involved with following the course. Successful instructors and trainers need to be motivated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative and flexible among other things. This is why we not only comprehensively cover the principles and practice of Fitness Instruction but also include extra modules such as Indoor Biking Instruction, First Aid and an Add-On Personal Training Option all of which will give you the edge when you qualify. On your course we will demand a lot from you and will also expect you to help us realise your full potential. You are training to help other people improve their own health and fitness. What could be more important?
Litton Lane Training Mission Statement is to provide the highest possible standard of up to date and externally validated fitness and therapy professional training programs with a view to preparing, empowering and inspiring our students to work in these areas in a confident, successful and effective manner.
The steps outlined below will give you some idea of the process involved with becoming a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer at Litton Lane Training.
Read all the enclosed information carefully.
If you are unsure about anything make sure to make contact in order to clarify.
Try to attend an information meeting as this will help to give you a good feel for what the course entails and you will also get the opportunity to visit the actual venue and view where the course will actually take place.
If you are happy that you want to do the course a deposit must be sent along with the completed forms.
While waiting for the course to begin you should be paying attention to your own exercise and eating habits as well as trying to attend a variety of classes or sports training sessions which will help you get to know what is involved with being a fitness instructor.
On the first day of the course you will need to pay the second instalment of your fee and you will be given your courses notes and DVD's which cover the course material.
As the courses progresses you will need to make time for revision and practice of the course content. Continuous assessment exams will help the students and trainer to gauge progress throughout the course.
You will be expected to pay your final fee five weeks after the course begins.
At the end of the course final exams will take place in all the modules that you have chosen.
You will now be qualified to work as a fitness professional.
Over 16 years of old
Clean bill of health
Should be interested in health/fitness and or sport
Students will be assessed continuously throughout the course in order to measure progress and performance. Final written and practical examinations take place at the end of the course. All written examinations are multiple choice format with the pass mark of 60%. An ITEC external examiner assesses the practical components where students are expected to perform tasks similar to what would be expected in their work as a trainer. In the gym instruction practical exam the student can be asked to assess a client, design a session and instruct that session in a period of 60 minutes. The studio instruction exam consists of 6-8 students rotating through different elements of studio classes such as warm up, cardio phase, cool-down or body conditioning. Students will be expected to be able to deliver sessions pitched at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. As part of their assessment and learning students are also expected to produce a case study portfolio which consists of work experience carried out with volunteer clients. The Add-On personal training module is assessed by practical examination only. This involves taking a one to one session in front of an examiner and conducting a screening, lifestyle evaluation, fitness test. With the findings from these a sample program is designed and instructed. Students must also produce a separate case study which involves training one client for at least four sessions and documenting this experience.
The student is only expected to repeat the exam/s that were not passed
Yes. This allows students who do not wish to teach aerobics and other studio elements an opportunity to gain certification and work in the gym setting. However if the student has the ability to certify in gym instruction and studio instruction we advise this as it increases work options after the course.
The Following Modules will be covered.
Health Related Fitness
Exercise and Fitness
Occupational First Aid
Sports and Recreation
The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.
â€¢ Written Paper (multiple choice)
â€¢ Practical Assessment
â€¢ Client Portfolio
As a personal trainer you have the ability and opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives when it comes to their health and fitness. What many people are unable to do on their own, they can accomplish with the motivation and support of a personal trainer.
As an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer you will be qualified to develop and implement exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals or those who have medical clearance to exercise.
The ACSM Certified Personal Trainer SM is a fitness professional who develops and implements an individualized approach to exercise leadership in healthy populations and/or those individuals with medical clearance to exercise.
Using a variety of teaching techniques, the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer SM is proficient in:
â€¢ Leading and demonstrating safe and effective methods of exercise by applying the fundamental principles of exercise science.
â€¢ Writing appropriate exercise recommendations.
â€¢ Leading and demonstrating safe and effective methods of exercise.
â€¢ Motivating individuals to begin and to continue with their healthy behaviors.
â€¢ Exercise Physiology and Related Exercise Science
â€¢ Health Appraisal, Fitness and Clinical Exercise Testing
â€¢ Exercise Prescription and Programming
â€¢ Nutrition and Weight Management
â€¢ Human Behavior and Counselling
â€¢ Safety, Injury Prevention and Emergency Procedures
â€¢ Program Administration, Quality Assurance and Outcome Assessment
â€¢ Clinical and Medical Consideration
To become an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer you must meet all of the following minimum requirements:
â€¢ 18 years of age or older
â€¢ Possess a Level 1 fitness instruction qualification
â€¢ Current Adult CPR certification with a practical skills component (such as the American Heart Association or American Red Cross). This is available from Litton Lane Training if required and can be done alongside the ACSM course.
FETAC's mission is to make quality assured awards in accordance with national standards within the national framework, creating opportunities for all learners in further education and training to have their achievements recognised and providing access to systematic progression pathways.
Different approaches to and modes of learning are valued, and in all of its activities FETAC will keep this central to its policy development and practice.
FETAC values partnership with its stakeholders as essential to achieving its goals. This means partners will have well-structured opportunities to influence the policies that underpin FETAC's services.
The value of enabling people also underpins FETAC's work. FETAC will respect and encourage the potential and abilities of its staff. This value will also underpin FETAC's interaction with its key stakeholders.
FETAC believes that quality should underpin all aspects of the service the organisation provides. To achieve its vision, FETAC values openness , engaging both internally and externally with challenges and the changing environment in which it operates.