On-line Exercise Referral Courses with The Vocational Academy
Are you an independent learner?
Do you need the ultimate in flexibility with your course?
Is the on-line study option cheaper?
YES: This is our most affordable option with payments from only £59 per month, for 6 months.
The on-line learning option offers an interactive learning environment for the theory section of your studies. You also receive a hard copy manual and a dedicated tutor, who guides you through your studies.
Is the course 100% on-line?
No. This career is a very practical one. Meaning you need to be at the top of your game when it comes to exercise technique and your understanding of how to plan for different diseases.
This means that all of the theory and case study work is completed via distance, on-line study with the guidance of your tutor and all the practical is done at a workshop weekend with an assessment day when ready.
So, in a nutshell, you study the theory on-line as an independent learner, complete your portfolio with the guidance of your tutor and attend a workshop and assessment weekend to finish your course.
Some of the units you will study with our on-line sports massage courses are:
- Anatomy and Physiology (if you haven’t already qualified as a personal trainer)
- Principles of exercise
- Professional practice
- Medical conditions, their treatment, medications, side effects and co-morbidities
- How to plan for different diseases/illness
It is the ideal qualification to enter in to the fitness industry at a higher level. You can treat clients on a 1-2-1 basis or on a small group basis. Your treatment will always be aimed at improving your client/patient’s medical state through the use of exercise and nutrition.
Will I be able to make a good living once qualified?
The answer is yes. First and foremost, you will be doing something you love on a daily basis. Regarding your earnings, this is down to you. There are a couple of main options; freelance, setting up your own referral scheme with local doctor surgeries on a referral and commission basis. Or gaining employment at a gym with a government funded exercise referral contract as an exercise referral instructor.
If you are already qualified as a personal trainer, this qualification is ideal to help you to keep potential clients by not having to refer them on to somebody else due to having a minor to moderate illness outside of your scope of practice.
You’ll have the best earning potential if you go freelance. However, your success depends on YOU. Just like with any trade, you have to build your customer base. This is hard work. It requires research, a plan and consistency. But this is something we help you with as part of your course.
How do I pay my course fees?
You have two main options – our very own student loans facility (from only £9 per month) or our VASBA option, with 6 months interest free, £59.86 per month. Click on each image below for more information: