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The Higher Certificate in Personal Training (NQF 5) aims to prepare successful learners to operate effectively in the health and fitness environment. The purpose of the qualification is to develop the learners’ knowledge, understanding, and practical competence in the application of the theories, principles, and practices as personal trainers in the fitness industry.
This career-oriented qualification will prepare graduates to enter full- or part-time employment or self-employment opportunities in a wide range of careers relating to the personal training industry. Graduates will be able to apply their learning in a range of work contexts such as a gym facility, in a home environment, or in an office environment where physical fitness activities are arranged.
Classes are offered on campus or virtually throughout the country
Benefits of this course:
Higher Certificate of Personal Training | Package:
Higher Certificate of Personal Training
Additional Free Courses include:
Sports Nutrition Diploma (UK)
Online Personal Trainer Coach
Social Media Marketing
Additional Courses can be studied at your own pace.
Fitness Testing and screening
Fitness goal setting
Fitness programme development
Safety in Sports and Fitness
Operations of a Fitness training environment
Business planning for a small fitness enterprise
NQF Level: 5
Course Credits: 120
Higher Education Quality Controls & Training Committee (HEQCTO) and the Council for Higher Education (CHE)
Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals)
Provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2024 as a private higher instruction under the Act. Registration Certificate No.2021/HE07/001.
Get hands-on experience and face-to-face contact time while doing your Personal Training Course with Trifocus. Expert assistance will be able to guide you through your journey and make sure you are understanding and absorbing all the information as needed.
Trifocus Fitness Academy reserves the right to reschedule class dates if the minimum intake requirement is not met.
Higher Certificate of personal Training Calendar
28 March 2022 – 8 December 2022
Trifocus Fitness Academy,
292 Surrey Avenue,
Monday to Thursday 9am to 2pm
The admission criteria will be based on and aligned to the minimum entry requirements stipulated in the qualification, which adhere to the requirements in the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) and the statutory admission requirements for the type of qualification.
The admission requirements for the Higher Certificate in Personal Training are:
National Senior Certificate, National Certificate (Vocational), Senior Certificate or cognate qualification on NQF Level 4 that meet the minimum admission requirements for a Higher Certificate; and Basic language proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English on NQF Level 4.
In addition, the Academy may grant admission in the following circumstances:
Applicants who have reached the age of 45 years may qualify for open admission or mature age exemption without any schooling qualification, subject to obtaining a Certificate of Conditional Exemption from the Matriculation Board.
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