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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

£1,500.00

Workshop Options: Weekday and Weekend (ran every 8 weeks)

Workshop Length: 4 or 7 days (09:00 to 16:30)

Location: Huddersfield and Batley, West Yorkshire

Expected Course Length: 4-12 weeks

Accredited Achievement: Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

To book - choose your preferred course dates below

Assessments will take place on Sunday 6th December 2020

Day 1: Fri 20th Nov
Day 2: Sat 21st Nov
Day 3: Sun 22nd Nov
Day 4: Sat 28th Nov
Day 5: Sun 29th Nov
Day 6: Sat 5th Dec
Day 7: Sun 6th Dec

*Learner can opt to only attend 4 of the first 6 days

Assessments will take place on Tuesday 2nd February 2020.

Day 1: Mon 18th Jan
Day 2: Tue 19th Jan
Day 3: Wed 20th Jan
Day 4: Thu 21st Jan
Day 5: Fri 22nd Jan
Day 6: Mon 1st Feb
Day 7: Tue 2nd Feb

*Learner can opt to only attend 4 of the first 6 days

Assessments will take place on Sunday 18th April 2021.

Day 1: Fri 2nd April
Day 2: Sat 3rd April
Day 3: Sun 4th April
Day 4: Sat 10th April
Day 5: Sun 11th April
Day 6: Sat 17th April
Day 7: Sun 18th April

*Learner can opt to only attend 4 of the first 6 days

Assessments will take place on Tuesday 1st June 2021.

Day 1: Mon 17th May
Day 2: Tue 18th May
Day 3: Wed 19th May
Day 4: Thu 20th May
Day 5: Fri 21st May
Day 6: Mon 31st May
Day 7: Tue 1st June

*Learner can opt to only attend 4 of the first 6 days

Assessments will take place on Sunday 8th August 2021.

Day 1: Fri 23rd July
Day 2: Sat 24th July
Day 3: Sun 25th July
Day 4: Sat 31st July
Day 5: Sun 1st August
Day 6: Sat 7th August
Day 7: Sun 8th August

*Learner can opt to only attend 4 of the first 6 days

Assessments will take place on Tuesday 28th September 2021.

Day 1: Mon 13th Sept
Day 2: Tue 14th Sept
Day 3: Wed 15th Sept
Day 4: Thu 16th Sept
Day 5: Fri 17th Sept
Day 6: Mon 27th Sept
Day 7: Tue 28st Sept

*Learner can opt to only attend 4 of the first 6 days

Assessments will take place on Sunday 28th November 2021.

Day 1: Fri 12th Nov
Day 2: Sat 13th Nov
Day 3: Sun 14th Nov
Day 4: Sat 20th Nov
Day 5: Sun 21st Nov
Day 6: Sat 27th Nov
Day 7: Sun 28th Nov

*Learner can opt to only attend 4 of the first 6 days

Course Details

How Do I Start?

When you enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training you will receive your joining instructions via email giving you access to your learning resources.

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training resources are 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.

Pre-workshop Learning

It is recommended that you complete and email your knowledge based worksheets and assignment documents to us before you attend the personal trainer workshop dates.

They include:

Unit 3 Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)

  • Assignment – Infographic and educational information handout

Unit 4 Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)

  • Assignment – Recommending the use of technology to clients

Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

  • Assignment – A client education activity giving exercise and nutrition advice

Diploma in Personal Training worksheet

This forms part of the assessment for the following units:

  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)
  • Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

This forms part of the assessment for the following units:

  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

Theoretical Exams

As part of the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training, you will need to pass two theoretical paper-based multiple-choice exams.

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

Both units are assessed via an online 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it. 

You can sit your exam either:

  • Face-to-face at CMS premises on an agreed assessment date/time
  • Online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software (please note there is an additional fee for a remote exam)

Planned theory exam assessment dates can be found here.

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.

Workshop Attendance

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 Diploma 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.

WorkshopSession 1Session 2Session 3Session 4
Day 1Client Analysis / Fitness TestingClient Analysis / Fitness TestingClient Analysis / Fitness TestingGoal Setting and Behaviour Change Models
Day 2Nutrition and lifestyle analysisNutrition and lifestyle analysisNutrition and lifestyle analysisGoal Setting and Behaviour Change Models
Day 3Advanced CV training methodsAdvanced CV training methodsAdvanced CV training methodsAdvanced CV training methods
Day 4Advanced resistance training methodsAdvanced resistance training methodsAdvanced resistance training methodsAdvanced resistance training methods
Day 5Periodisation and Programme PlanningPeriodisation and Programme PlanningCore, Flexibility and PNF stretchingCore, Flexibility and PNF stretching
Day 6Case study hand inProfessionalism and business acumen for personal trainersPractice AssessmentPractice Assessment
Day 7Summative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical Assessment

All learners on the Level 3Diploma in Personal Training are supported with:

  • A PDF Manual for each unit downloaded via our Virtual Learning Environment
  • Interactive and engaging e-learning content to help you prepare for assessments and workshop days
  • Tutor support via phone and e-mail
  • The option to attend either 4 or 7 workshop days. This must be confirmed at the time of booking
  • e-learning is a compulsory part of this training programme.
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Learners wishing to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training should be:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Hold a suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing.
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths pitched at level 2 (as a minimum).
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Course Cost:

£1500

Payment Options:

Option 1: Pay the full balance

Option 2: £150 deposit and set up an interest-free payment plan over 3, 6 or 9 months

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To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training the below units must be achieved by completing the corresponding assessments.

Unit 1 Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (F/615/4012)

This unit is assessed via an online 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it. 

You can sit your exam either:

  • Face-to-face at CMS premises on an agreed assessment date/time
  • Online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software (please note there is an additional fee for a remote exam)

Planned theory exam assessment dates can be found here.

Unit 2 The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)

This unit is assessed via an online 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it. 

You can sit your exam either:

  • Face-to-face at CMS premises on an agreed assessment date/time
  • Online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software (please note there is an additional fee for a remote exam)

Planned theory exam assessment dates can be found here.

Unit 3 Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)

  • Assignment – Infographic and educational information handout
    • Biopsychosocial model and 2 conditions
    • Causes or potential causes.
    • Any associated risk factors.
    • Clinical signs and symptoms.
    • Impact on the client’s lifestyle.
    • Benefits of exercise.
    • Exercise guidelines (including risks of exercise, contraindications and restrictions).
    • Nutritional guidelines.

Unit 4 Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)

  • Assignment – Recommending the use of technology to clients
    • Research and evaluate 3 methods of using technology
    • Recommend one explaining how and why it may be useful
    • Compile an email or social media post explaining the above

Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

  • An initial consultation
  • A modular summative observation – Consultation (your assessor will observe you with your client). The client consultation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.
  • A food diary analysis
  • A client education activity – you will need to design an educational activity (e.g. leaflet, handout, newsletter, webpage, PowerPoint presentation). The educational activity should be designed so it could be used in the consultation with your client and adapted for use with future clients.
    • The educational activity must include the following:
      • Exercise guidance to include the current evidence-based exercise frequency, intensity, time and type (FITT) guidelines.
      • Nutrition guidance to include information from one or more of the following:
        • National food guides
        • Professional dietetic bodies
        • Independent scientific bodies
      • A periodised programme including commentary/rationales and individual session plans
      • A modular summative observation* – Training techniques (your assessor will observe you with a client/peer).
        • Prepare 3 Advanced Cardiovascular Training methods – deliver 1
        • Prepare 4 Advanced Resistance Training methods- deliver 2
        • Prepare 3 Advanced Flexibility Training methods – deliver 1
      • A summative observed session – Personal training (your assessor will observe you with your client)
      • Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

 

Unit 6 Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (D/615/4020)

  • Assignment – Developing a new personal training business
    • Initial business evaluation
    • Market research
    • Business planning

Diploma in Personal Training worksheet

This forms part of the assessment for the following units:

  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)
  • Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

 

Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

This forms part of the assessment for the following units:

  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

 

The Modular and Summative Assessment

A modular summative observation is a flexible assessment format which allows the completion of an assessment on one or more occasions. For example, the consultation assessment may involve your assessor observing the whole consultation with your client in one session, or they may observe each section at different times.

A summative observation is where the assessment takes place on one occasion. For example, the personal training session will be observed and assessed in one session.

The modular summative assessment covers:

  • Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

And involves completing a:

  • Client consultation
  • Practical assessment under assessor observation

The client consultation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.

In addition to the consultation, your case study paperwork and your programme planning paperwork must be submitted and marked as passed by a CMS assessor prior to your final assessment day or you will not be allowed to progress onto your practical assessment. The documents and guidance for all of these assessments are available on your Virtual Learning Environment.

Your summative practical assessment covers:

  • Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

And involves completing a:

  • Programme delivery under assessor observation. Please note students are required to bring their own participant to deliver on.

You will have the opportunity to practice your final delivery the day before and all components of the assessment will be explained by your workshop tutor.

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Achievement of the Level 3 Diploma 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
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