Gym Instructors assume many different roles in a fitness centre, that of motivator, supervisor, and trainer. This course provides learners with all the necessary skills to fill these roles for their clients. Through a combination of theory and practical learning Portobello Institute's Diploma in Personal Training & Gym Instruction enables learners to provide clients with an appropriate gym workout for their needs to improve overall fitness including strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory functions.

Qualifications Gained

Entry Requirement

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Acceptance to Full Time courses is interview based, there are no specific points requirements.


Course Structure

This is a full time course delivered over 1 academic year.

Course Content Modules

  1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  2. Health, Safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  3. Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  4. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  5. Planning gym-based exercise
  6. Programming personal training with clients
  7. Delivering personal training sessions
  8. ITEC Instructing Studio Cycling Session
  9. ITEC Instructing Kettlebell Sessions
  10. Suspension Training
  11. Tabata Training
  12. First Aid



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