Brandon Docherty (19), a Pathway to Health Fitness and Exercise student from Bainsford, Falkirk is developing a teaching technique through volunteering to take classes at the Falkirk Campus gym.
He said: “Volunteering to take classes in the Falkirk Campus has been a great experience for me as it has made me more confident and has helped me understand people’s different needs when training. It has also made me learn more about the field I want to work in.
“I have enjoyed taking the classes because I enjoy helping people succeed in whatever their fitness goals are and It feels good knowing that the people who participate in my classes have enjoyed it and know I have helped push them to reach that certain goal.
“I chose to study at Forth Valley College as after high school I wanted to expand my knowledge on personal training and I heard that the Falkirk Campus was one of the best campuses to do this.
“The gym facility is very good and the lecturers are helpful and very good. Gym assistants Wai and Kasia who let me run the classes at lunchtimes also help me whenever I need it. My experience at the college has been good as I have learned a lot about the field I want to work in.
“The college will help me get the qualifications I need to reach my career goals and I would recommend the fitness sector to anyone as some of the fitness lecturers really know what they are doing and are very helpful.
“The best bit for me has been the physical side of the course and taking my classes.”
Summing up his experience at Forth Valley College in three words, Brandon, said: “Hard but fulfilling.”