Higher Certificate | 1 Year | NQF 5 (120 Credits) | SAQA ID 98962


The Higher Certificate in Personal Training has a scientific and practical approach and prepares students for careers in the field of fitness and personal training. The programme combines fitness science and management subjects. Students are prepared to face various challenges in the fitness industry with confidence and expertise. The practical components of the programme will expose students to different industry-specific activities. Practical exposure includes various compulsory excursions throughout the year as well as fitness and personal training courses. These courses and excursions give the students the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge in a practical environment. It also equips the students with additional skills and knowledge in order for them to make a success of their future endeavours.

Ideal for...

Individuals who:

  • wish to pursue a career in the fitness & personal training industry
  • would like to help other people lead a healthy lifestyle
  • wish to manage their own fitness or personal training business
Admission Requirements

NSC (Gr 12) with entrance to Higher Certificate studies or National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Higher Certificate studies, as specified by UMALUSI

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
A minimum of 340 hours is required for the year.
Career Opportunities

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Manager in Fitness Environment (Gymnasium Manager / Floor Manager / Staff Manager)
  • Entrepreneur / Business Owner

  • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Client and Facility Management
  • Co-operative Education
  • Initial Assessment Protocols
  • Program Design and Delivery
Compulsory Extras
Two industry-specific courses will form part of the programme.
Further Studies

Admission to the Diploma in Sport Management (NQF level 6)

Personal Training is offered at:

Centurion, Klerksdorp, Tygervalley