Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
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This Level 3 personal training certification course aims to develop learners' existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training.
- What will I study?
This personal trainer qualification comprises of seven mandatory units (36 credits)
- Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
- Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
- Principles of exercise, fitness and health
Learners who have achieved a QCF Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification or an NQF Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification (500/1803/6) or equivalent (Skills Active have agreed exemption for these specific NQF qualifications) will have already achieved the above three units at Level 2 and may not need to complete them again.
The following 4 units will need to be completed by all learners.
- Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
- Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
- Programming personal training with clients
- Delivering personal training sessions
- Entry Requirements
A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing in required to enrol on the course.
- How will I be assessed?
The course will be delivered by distance learning which will include a mixture of e-learning, home study and in college support days.
Learners will be supplied with a course book and will be required to complete coursework and build a Portfolio of Evidence. In addition to this two Multiple Choice Exams are to be sat, as well as a Practical Demonstration/Assignment.
- What can I do next?
This qualification provides progression to Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in personal training.
Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, such as undertaking a sports massage course, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage therapy alongside personal training in the health club environment or own business.
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