Blended learning for a career in fitness
Published: 30 Mar 2017
Accessing training and education for today's modern professional can be a logistical nightmare. The desire is there, the will power is there, the one thing missing is time and fitting it all in around other commitments!
This is especially true in terms of breaking into the fitness industry as many individuals in different sectors crave a career in fitness but can not commit to weeks or months of classroom based learning. Essentially they need a flexible learning experience to wrap around their busy lifestyles.
Sound like you? Fear not as there is a solution - blended learning. This modern and innovative approach to learning sees minimising the need for you to be present in a classroom. Instead studying is done via a 'blend' of e-learning, practical workshops, webinars, work experience and one to one tutorials. This means that much of the theoretical studying can be done from home with key practical elements being delivered via concise practical workshops held at convenient and accessible times. Learning in an exciting and convenient way, dictated by you, anywhere and everywhere.
In addition, the key element of blended learning is student support. When studying remotely, you will obviously have questions to ask and are likely to ask for feedback on drafts of your work. This is where on demand support is paramount with dedicated tutors on hand to answer any questions you have and guide you through each task.
Another key benefit is that much of the study is independent, it can be worked through at a pace to suit you. You may wish to put a lot of time in and complete via a FastTrack route, or you may wish to really take your time. Providing that the course content is followed properly, both routes are absolutely fine!
When you take your assessments is also up to you, with no pressure for deadlines or final exam dates; instead you will decide with your tutor when you are ready to take assessments and only then will you be booked in.
Once your assessment is passed, you will have your qualification. This will be the exact same qualification that you would have received via a more traditional learning approach, you will have just studied it in a more innovative and flexible way.
In summary, blended learning really is total learning with a key blend of practical and independent learning methods merged, giving you ultimate flexibility and ownership of your learning. It makes great use of educational technology and really harnesses the support of expert tutors every step of the way. If it's a modern and convenient route that you are after, then blended learning could be for you!
One of the UK's leading blended learning providers of Gym Instructor and Personal Training courses is Study Active. For further information, please visit www.studyactive.co.uk or call 0345 017 8733.