Workshop Options: Weekday and Weekend (ran every 8 weeks)
Workshop Length: 3 or 8 days (09:00 to 16:30)
Location: Huddersfield and Batley, West Yorkshire
Expected Course Length: 4-12 weeks
Accredited Achievement: Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Assessments will take place on Monday 28th January, Tuesday 29th January and Monday 11th February 2019
Day 1: Mon 14th Jan
Day 2: Tue 15th Jan
Day 3: Wed 16th Jan
Day 4: Thu 17th Jan
Day 5: Fri 18th Jan
Day 6: Mon 28th Jan
Day 7: Tue 29th Jan
Day 8: Mon 11th Feb
How Do I Start?
When you enrol on the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training you will receive your joining instructions via email giving you access to your learning resources.
The Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training resources is divided into unit order providing you with the relevant manuals, worksheets, case study documents, mock exams and knowledge checkers required to help you complete your learning and prepare for your workshop/assessment days.
It is recommended that you complete and email your knowledge based worksheets to us before you attend the personal trainer workshop dates.
The submission of any work is not final and can be amended once marked by one of the CMS team and feedback was given. However, we insist that all work submitted is fully completed to a high level prior to submission.
As part of the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, you will need to pass two theoretical paper-based multiple-choice exams.
The exams are sat on day 6 and 7of the 8-day workshop (day 1 and 2 if you are attending the 3-day option). If you refer an exam you can book to re-sit the exam on one of our planned re-sit days. You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery.
Can you please attend wearing appropriate leisure clothing as the workshops will include physical activity and we cannot guarantee access to changing rooms and showers. In addition, you are expected to provide your own refreshments. For the respect of other users of our venues, please bring a gym towel.
Throughout the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training workshop days our experienced tutors will support you to ensure your full participation and give guidance on what work needs to be completed and by when, to ensure that you can successfully complete the workshop.
|Workshop||Session 1||Session 2||Session 3||Session 4|
|Day 1||Advanced Cardiovascular Training Methods||Advanced Cardiovascular Training Methods||Warm-Up and Cool-Downs: PNF Stretching||CV: Formative Assessment and Feedback|
|Day 2||Advanced MSE Resistance Training Methods (Theory)||Advanced MSE Resistance Training Methods (Practical)||Advanced MSE Resistance Training Methods (Theory)||Advanced MSE Resistance Training Methods (Practical)|
|Day 3||Advanced Strength and Power Resistance Training Methods (Theory)||Advanced Strength and Power Resistance Training Methods (Practical)||Advanced Strength and Power Resistance Training Methods (Theory)||Advanced Strength and Power Resistance Training Methods (Practical)|
|Day 4||Periodisation and Programme Design||Periodisation and Programme Design Core||Balance and Cable Training (Theory) Core||Balance and Cable Training (Practical)|
|Day 5||Training in Different Environments||Training in Different Environments||Static Fitness Assessments||Summative Assessment Overview and Preparation|
|Day 6||Nutrition: Macro and Micro-nutrients||Nutrition: Basal Metabolic Rates (BMR)||Nutrition: Food Labels and Nutritional Guidelines||Nutrition: Multiple Choice Exam Paper and Case Study Overview|
|Day 7||Anatomy and Physiology Multiple Choice Exam Paper||Summative Assessment Preparation: example practical assessments||Mock Practical Assessment||Mock Practical Assessment|
|Day 8||Summative Assessment||Summative Assessment||Summative Assessment||Summative Assessment|
All learners on the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training are supported with:
e-learning is a compulsory part of this training programme.
Learners wishing to complete the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training should be:
Option 1: Pay the full balance
Option 2: £150 deposit and set up an interest-free payment plan over 3, 6 or 9 months
Option 3: Advanced Learner Loans are available for the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training the below units must be achieved by completing the corresponding assessments.
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health
Multiple Choice Exam Paper
Unit 2: Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme
Multiple Choice Exam Paper
Unit 3: Programming Personal Training with Clients
Your unit 3 case study must be submitted and marked as passed by one of our assessors prior to the final day or you will not be allowed to progress onto your practical assessment. The documents for your case study are available on your Virtual Learning Environment and include:
If you are attending the 8-day option your tutor/assessor will provide guidance during the workshop days on what work needs to be completed and by when so you can complete the work on and in between the workshop days.
If you are attending the 3-day personal trainer course, you will be supported by our tutors via phone and email and your case study documents must be submitted and marked as passed prior to your attendance on the first workshop day.
Please note, failure to submit and pass your unit 3 case study will result in you not being able to attend the practical assessment day.
Unit 4: Delivering Personal Training Sessions
Your practical assessment involves you delivering your client programme card under assessor observation. Please note students are required to bring their own participant to the assessment day.
All students will have the opportunity to practice their delivery the day before their practical assessment and all components of the assessment will be explained by your workshop tutor.
Please note: Students are required to bring a participant to some assessment days.
Achievement of the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training qualification allows progression on to:
Level 2 Award in Kettlebells
Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling
Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits
Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain
Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients
CMS Fitness Courses deliver a range of Fitness and Personal Training Courses in the West Yorkshire region. Offering high levels of support and flexibility to all our students, our values ensure we are market leaders in the delivery of Fitness and Personal Training Courses to the industry.
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