Personal Trainer

Occupational Skills Certificate

Distance Learning
Duration
3 - 6 MONTHS
Course Fee
R5,500.00
Credits
86 Credits
Internationally Recognised
Internationally
Recognised
NQF 5

A comprehensive qualification in personal training which includes fitness principles, injury prevention and programme design.

Check out our other study mode: Online

Where to Study
Campuses and Support Centres are located in the following regions
JOHANNESBURG | PRETORIA | CAPE TOWN | DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH | NELSPRUIT | ONLINE
Course Requirements
Course Requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate.

If you do not hold a level 4 NQF you can apply to study our Fitness Instructor Certificate NQF 4. Successfully completing this will provide you access to our NQF 5 programmes and a pathway into more advanced programmes and further opportunities.

Payment Terms
Payment Terms

3 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R5,500 (Deposit R1,870 + 2 x Monthly Instalments of R1,815)

Step 1
Step 2
Personal Trainer is an occupational skills programme which provides 87 credits towards the National Certificate in Fitness (NCIF). The Personal Trainer course is your shortest route to becoming a personal trainer and qualifies you to work internationally. Personal Trainer is a comprehensive qualification in personal training and includes fitness principles, injury prevention and programme design to help your clients safely and effectively reach their fitness goals. Note: If you wish to reach the Diploma in Fitness (NDIF) level in the future then we suggest that you register for the NCIF (or NDIF) which are  full National qualifications. The NCIF leads to the NDIF or alternatively you may register for the full NDIF which includes the NCIF modules in part 1. Study Modes Offered:
  • DISTANCE LEARNING (includes workshops)
  • ONLINE 
*Hard copy manuals can be ordered at an additional fee Distance Learner Workshops are offered at no additional fee (we offer 3 workshop cycles per annum so you can register at any time and work at your own pace). Workshop attendance is optional. All students access our comprehensive HFPA Online Learning Platform. Our team of HFPA Online Tutors offer online support to all Distance and Online students

ADDITIONAL COURSE INCLUDED FOR FREE WITH PERSONAL TRAINER – ADDED VALUE!

Note: These online added value courses are optional and can be completed in your own time. They are not required in order to achieve the main qualification (Personal Trainer).

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

INCLUDES:
  • The Skeletal and Muscular System
  • Joints
  • The Respiratory and Cardiovascular systems
  • Energy Systems
  • Levers

TESTING & PROGRAMMES

INCLUDES:
  • Screening & Testing
  • Flexibility
  • Muscle Strength, Endurance and Power
  • Periodisation and Programming
  • Sports Conditioning

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

INCLUDES:
  • The Fitness Industry
  • Insurance
  • Entrepreneurship

NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

INCLUDES:
  • Digestion
  • Food groups
  • Supplements
  • Food labelling

PRACTICAL TRAINING & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

INCLUDES:
  • Comprehensive, hands-on, practical tuition offered nationally from HFPA campuses and support centres

  • SAQA Registered Full Qualification
  • NQF level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework.
  • Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals)
  • Work as a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer in health clubs, or in private practice
  • Add sports Performance, Wellness Management and Sport Science support to your resume
  • Travel the world working on international luxury cruise liners or at holiday clubs
  • Continue on to the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science to grow your expertise and open doors to university level programmes
  • Work as a health and fitness blogger, online personal trainer, fitness manager or wellness director
  • Open your own business, gym or studio