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Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

£1,500.00

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

To book - choose your preferred course dates below

Assessments will take place on Monday 3rd February, Tuesday 4th February and Monday 10th February 2020

Day 1: Mon 20th Jan
Day 2: Tue 21st Jan
Day 3: Wed 22nd Jan
Day 4: Thu 23rd Jan
Day 5: Fri 24th Jan
Day 6: Mon 3rd Feb
Day 7: Tue 4th Feb
Day 8: Mon 10th Feb

Assessments will take place on Monday 3rd February, Tuesday 4th February and Monday 10th February 2020

Day 1: Mon 3rd Feb
Day 2: Tue 4th Feb
Day 3: Mon 10th Feb

Assessments will take place on Sunday 29th March, Saturday 4th April and Sunday 8th April 2020

Day 1: Fri 20th Mar
Day 2: Sat 21st Mar
Day 3: Sun 22nd Mar
Day 4: Fri 27th Mar
Day 5: Sat 28th Mar
Day 6: Sun 29th Mar
Day 7: Sat 4th Apr
Day 8: Sun 8th Apr

Assessments will take place on Sunday 29th March, Saturday 4th April and Sunday 8th April 2020

Day 1: Sun 29th Mar
Day 2: Sat 4th Apr
Day 3: Sun 8th Apr

Assessments will take place on Monday 1st June, Tuesday 2nd June and Monday 8th June 2020

Day 1: Mon 18th May
Day 2: Tue 19th May
Day 3: Wed 20th May
Day 4: Thu 21st May
Day 5: Fri 22nd May
Day 6: Mon 1st Jun
Day 7: Tue 2nd Jun
Day 8: Mon 8th Jun

Assessments will take place on Monday 1st June, Tuesday 2nd June and Monday 8th June 2020

Day 1: Mon 1st Jun
Day 2: Tue 2nd Jun
Day 3: Mon 8th Jun

Assessments will take place on Sunday 2nd, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020

Day 1: Fri 24th Jul
Day 2: Sat 25th Jul
Day 3: Sun 26th Jul
Day 4: Fri 31st Jul
Day 5: Sat 1st Aug
Day 6: Sun 2nd Aug
Day 7: Sat 8th Aug
Day 8: Sun 9th Aug

Assessments will take place on Sunday 2nd, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020

Day 1: Sun 2nd Aug
Day 2: Sat 8th Aug
Day 3: Sun 9th Aug

Assessments will take place on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th September and Saturday 5th August 2020

Day 1: Mon 14th Sept
Day 2: Tue 15th Sept
Day 3: Wed 16th Sept
Day 4: Thu 17th Sept
Day 5: Fri 18th Sept
Day 6: Mon 28th Sept
Day 7: Tue 29th Sept
Day 8: Sat 5th Oct

Assessments will take place on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th September and Saturday 5th August 2020

Day 1: Mon 28th Sept
Day 2: Tue 29th Sept
Day 3: Sat 5th Oct

Assessments will take place on Sunday 29th November, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2020

Day 1: Fri 20th Nov
Day 2: Sat 21st Nov
Day 3: Sun 22nd Nov
Day 4: Fri 27th Nov
Day 5: Sat 28th Nov
Day 6: Sun 29th Nov
Day 7: Sat 5th Dec
Day 8: Sun 6th Dec

Assessments will take place on Sunday 29th November, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2020

Day 1: Sun 29th Nov
Day 2: Sat 5th Dec
Day 3: Sun 6th Dec

Course Details

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.

Pre-workshop Learning

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

They include:

  • Unit 3: Programming Personal Training with Clients

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.

Theoretical Exams

As part of the Level 3 Certificate 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

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.

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 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:

  • 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 3 or 8 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 Certificate in Personal Training should be:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Hold a REPs recognised Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM / ETM) or equivalent
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
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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 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

Case Study

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:

  • Client Interview
  • Client Analysis
  • Client Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)
  • 8 Week Overview and Macrocycle
  • Client Programme Card(s) week 1
  • 4 Week Evaluation and Modification
  • Client Programme Card(s) week 5

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

Practical Assessment

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.

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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

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