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Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training

Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Trainings

This diploma qualification is designed to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

Pre-requisites:

  • There are no specific pre-requisite qualifications but some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.
  • Some physical fitness is necessary and there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing).
  • Learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number.

Course Content

This qualification includes the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF).

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • 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
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF)

  • 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

Assessment                                                             

  • Multiple choice question papers
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation
  • Coursework/ portfolio of evidence