The role of a Personal Trainer is to coach clients (on a one to one and small group basis) towards their health and fitness goals.
Through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management, Personal Trainers will motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing by providing specialist, tailored advice within their scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance (e.g. physiotherapist, registered dietician, medical specialist).
A comprehensive understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing is also essential to enable the Personal Trainer to build and retain a stable client base. Personal Trainers are typically employed by a fitness or leisure centre or, once qualified, can be self-employed and should expect to work hours that may include evenings, weekends and public holidays.
Apprenticeships can play a key role in developing a business and securing success in achieving business targets and goals. When used correctly, an apprenticeship programme can be highly relevant to fill skill gaps for specific roles.
Our delivery model and partnered approach, ensures your business benefits from the apprenticeship programme.
The key roles to enrol onto a Personal Trainer apprenticeship are:
- Fitness Instructor
- Group Exercise Instructor
- Gym Receptionist
- Gym Instructor
- Personal Trainer
- Leisure Facility Operative
Opportunities for apprentice graduates to progress onto are:
- Assistant Gym Manager
- Gym Manager
- Leisure Facility Manager
- Online Personal Trainer
- Exercise Referral Specialist
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
This apprenticeship programme runs on an individual basis. The apprentice will be given a dedicated Personal Training mentor who will complete a total of 8 site visits to your gym during the length of your apprenticeship. The apprentice will be required to attend these site teaching days as they will be taught the practical techniques needed to be a Personal Trainer. The apprentice will also have access to their e-learning portal in order to learn the theory elements of the course.
A planned review will be completed with the employer and the apprentice every 6 weeks. The apprentice will need to attend 1 day for their end-point assessments at the end of their programme.
Breakdown of Apprenticeship Programme
Stage 1 – Induction & Initial Assessments
During this stage, Velocity Academy will complete the apprenticeship on-boarding process with you and your employer. During this, the apprentice will complete an induction to your apprenticeship programme and the apprentice will also complete initial screening assessments for their functional skills.
Stage 2 – Your Learning
During stage 2, the apprentice will receive their tuition attendance dates for their required apprenticeship programme. These tuition dates will be hosted at their place of work and lead by your dedicated programme tutor. The apprentice and the employer will also be invited to an apprenticeship review meeting every 6 weeks with their apprenticeship programme lead.
Stage 3 – Mock EPA Activities
As the apprentice gets towards the end of their apprenticeship programme, they will be preparing for their End-Point Assessment (EPA) activities. Consider these as the final summative assessments that will lead to the apprentice achieving their apprenticeship. During this time, the apprentice will be conducting mock assessments with their programme lead.
Stage 4 – End-Point Assessment & Graduation
This is the final stage of the apprenticeship programme. The EPA activities are lead by the awarding body and the apprentice will be allocated an assessor from the awarding body to complete their assessments with. Once the apprentice has completed these assessments and passed them, they would then be ready for graduating from their apprenticeship programme.
As a Non-Levy employer (SME), you’ll have an annual pay bill of under £3m. Non-Levy paying employers will share the cost of training their apprentices with government – this is called ‘co-investment’; the government pays 95% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training with the employer paying the remaining 5%.
Small, Medium Employer (under £3m annual payroll)
- £20 per learner per month (5% employer contribution *10 months = £200) + VAT
Small Employer Incentive
The government recognises that smaller employers have historically played a very important role in helping young and disadvantaged people into the workforce. They continue to support small employers to take on younger Apprentices (16-18).
So, for employers with fewer than 50 employees, the government will pay 100% of the Apprenticeship training costs for these individuals.
£1,000 is available to any employer taking on a 16-18 year old apprentice, or a 19-24 year old with an EHC plan; also available for Levy employers.
Levy Employer (over £3m annual payroll)
- On Programme: £213.33 per learner per month * 15 months = £3,200 (80%)
- End Point Assessment: £800 (20%)
- Total Cost = £4,000