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