Higher Certificate in Personal Training
1 Year Higher Certificate
SAQA ID: 98962 | NQF LEVEL: 5 | CREDITS: 120
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The Higher Certificate in Personal Training has a scientific and practical approach, preparing you for careers in the field of fitness and personal training. The programme combines fitness science, client- and facility and management theory and practice to provide you with the skills to face various challenges in the fitness industry with confidence and expertise.
The practical components of the programme will expose you to different industry-specific activities. Practical exposure includes various compulsory excursions throughout the year as well as fitness and personal training courses. These courses and excursions provide you with another platform to apply your theoretical knowledge in a practical environment. It also equips you with additional skills and knowledge in order for you to make a success of your future endeavours.
Who Should Enroll For This Programme?
- wish to pursue a career in the fitness and personal training industry
- would love to help other people lead a healthy lifestyle
- wish to operate their own fitness or personal training business
NSC (National Senior Certificate) (Gr 12) with admission to Higher Certificate studies, or NC (National Certificate) (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Higher Certificate studies, as specified by UMALUSI.
- Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
- Exercise Physiology
- Client and Facility Management
- Cooperative Education
- Initial Assessment Protocols
Program Design and Delivery
NOTE: CENTURION ACADEMY (PTY) LTD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE PROGRAMME SYLLABUS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LEGISLATIVE PRESCRIPTIONS, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION AND WITHOUT FURNISHING REASONS THEREFORE.
Work Integrated Learning
Exposure to the fitness industry is an important requirement of any vocational education and training. It is a unique way of learning as it develops a better understanding through practical experience. During your studies, you will be exposed to different learning experiences in this regard. Common examples include field trips, role plays, case studies, simulated workplace assignments, facilitating training sessions, etc. A minimum of 340 hours of work integrated learning over the one year of study is required. Note: The experience must be directly relevant and related to your field of study. This type of learning is part of your curriculum and can be done before or after class, on weekends or during holidays. Work integrated learning involves the acquisition of work-related or occupational knowledge and skills in the workplace, with the formal and non-formal involvement of employers.
- Personal Trainer
- Fitness Instructor
- Manager in Fitness Environment (Gymnasium Manager / Floor Manager / Staff Manager)
- Entrepreneur / Business Owner
Further Study Opportunities
Admission to Diploma in Sport Management (NQF 6)