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LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN PERSONAL TRAINING

Hadyn Luke posted this on Tuesday 9th of June 2020 Hadyn Luke 09/06/2020

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LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN PERSONAL TRAINING

The new Level 2 Gym and Level 3 PT Fitness Qualifications have now been introduced, with updates that recognise the changes taking place in the fitness industry, such as our ageing population and technological developments.

Today’s blog is about the new Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. As detailed in our blog about the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, this is certified by Active IQ, an Ofqual-regulated body that creates vocational qualifications with supporting resources.

What are the entry requirements for the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training?

Students must be at least 16 years old and have a good level of physical fitness. Additionally, learners should hold a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, and communication and maths skills to level 2 are required.

Before you start

After you have enrolled, we will send you your joining instructions by email. This will give you access to learning resources, such as case studies, knowledge checkers, manuals, mock exams and worksheets.

Before you attend workshops

We recommend that you send in your knowledge-based assignments and worksheets before workshops start. These will be marked and awarded feedback to help you improve your work.

Your assignments will include units on:

  • Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training

Your worksheets will include:

  • Diploma in Personal Training worksheet
  • Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

Attending workshops

Please attend workshops in leisure clothing and bring a gym towel and refreshments with you.

Course content

The workshops and assessments will take place over seven days and you will be supported by your tutors throughout, with clear guidance on what’s expected of you and deadlines. They will include:

  • Client analysis and fitness testing
  • Nutrition and lifestyle analysis
  • Periodisation and CV training methods
  • TIDE, Diverse equipment and training methods
  • Case study hand in
  • Flexibility and PNF
  • Goal setting and behaviour change models
  • Periodisation and RT training methods
  • Practice assessments
  • Practical assessments

Theoretical exams

You will also have two theoretical multiple-choice exams to pass, which can be resat if required:

  • Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise and Health
  • Unit 2 Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity programme

Learning resources

Learning resources made available will include PDF manuals and e-learning content, as well as regular support from your tutors by phone and email.

Assessments

To achieve the qualification, you will need to pass the following assessments:

  • Unit 1 Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
  • Unit 2 The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
  • Unit 3 Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
  • Unit 4 Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
  • Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training  
  • Unit 6 Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers
  • Diploma in Personal Training worksheet 
  • Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

If you would like more detail on any of these units, please take a look at the course listing on our website. Assessments will be both modular and summative.

What are the payment options?

The full balance of the course can be paid for in advance or you can put down a deposit of £150 and set up an interest-free payment plan to cover the balance over three, six or nine months.

What are the options once you have completed your Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training?

Once you have achieved your qualification, there will be plenty of options available to you to continue with your career progression and professional development. For example, a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage or a Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients.

For more ideas and information, have a chat with your tutor and take a look at the Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 courses listed on our website.

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