GYM INSTRUCTING AND PERSONAL TRAINING - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Awarded By: Active IQ
Duration: 33 Weeks
Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 18-08-20

This qualification aims to train you to a professionally competent level, allowing you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes. Ideal for those looking to pursue a career as a personal trainer, either gym based or freelance, the course covers a variety of modules from anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness to analysis of client information and current health and fitness status.

A full module list is provided below.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

As the course progresses, a combination of Level 2 and Level 3 modules will be studied. Namely:

  • Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness
  • Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness
  • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing
  • Analysis of client information using the most accepted techniques
  • Assessment of a client’s current health and fitness status
  • Planning and conducting of physical activity sessions, within a variety of environments using multiple resources
  • Client consultations using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change
  • Communication skills to effectively build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals
  • Legal and professional requirements for personal training
  • How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis
  • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance

To successfully achieve the qualification, all eleven mandatory modules must be passed.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Combination of classroom and blended learning for theory content with practical sessions in the Gym and Conditioning suites.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment methods vary by module, but typically include coursework, practical demonstrations and assessments, project work and a portfolio of evidence.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to confidently progress into industry with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a Personal Trainer.

The course also acts as a pre-requisite for progression onto specialist Level 3 programmes and higher level study.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Additional opportunity to complete extra qualifications are available on this programme, in:

  • Instructing Circuit Training
  • Instructing Kettlebells
  • Instructing Suspended Movement

*Small fees may be applicable dependent upon individual funding entitlments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Evidence of an already achieved English qualification at Level 2 is required. If you do not have this, you will be required to undertake an English assessment, with an outcome of achievement at Level 2.

 You need to also be a regular, practical gym user and have a keen interest in fitness.

 

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